Celebration of Blackburn Canal’s heritage

Blackburn Citizen: The festival at Eanam Wharf The festival at Eanam Wharf

THOUSANDS of people ‘barged’ their way to Eanam Wharf at the weekend for the Blackburn Canal Festival.

The family event celebrated the history of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the importance the wharf played in the development of Blackburn.

There was a variety of dancing, music, drama performances, face painting, a bouncy castle and stalls from charities, artisan sellers and refreshments.

More than 60 boats were in attendance and there was the opportunity for people to go on canal boat trips.

It was the second year the event had been run.

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8:46pm Mon 14 Jul 14

lizzy shaw says...

'More than 60 boats'? There were less than 20. The stalls were good , it's a shame there weren't more boats though.
'More than 60 boats'? There were less than 20. The stalls were good , it's a shame there weren't more boats though. lizzy shaw
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8:11am Tue 15 Jul 14

andy240570 says...

yeah had a great time with my lad. But there were more fast food stalls then anything else. Boat trip was great. If its a canal weekend were are the horses etc. And why the rapping!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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yeah had a great time with my lad. But there were more fast food stalls then anything else. Boat trip was great. If its a canal weekend were are the horses etc. And why the rapping!!!!!!!!!!!!! ! andy240570
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7:17pm Wed 16 Jul 14

noddy57 says...

l have always admired the engineering involved by the early Victorian,s and l always played on the canal back in the 60,s and it holds a special place in my heart in particular Eanam Wharf.
l have always admired the engineering involved by the early Victorian,s and l always played on the canal back in the 60,s and it holds a special place in my heart in particular Eanam Wharf. noddy57
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11:44am Thu 17 Jul 14

:-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-) says...

nice to talk to the barge lot , but the food wasn't up to much, ill give it a miss next time and go to perfect fried chicken , cardwell place instead
nice to talk to the barge lot , but the food wasn't up to much, ill give it a miss next time and go to perfect fried chicken , cardwell place instead :-)*_=¬^(~+/@:-)
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