Epic voyage marks 200th anniversary of England's longest man-made waterway
Leeds and Liverpool Canal is having the milestone celebrated with what is hailed as the greatest long-distance water party staged through northern England.
The Canal and River Trust and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society are recreating the inaugural 1816 boat passage by Lancashire and Yorkshire merchants on the 127-mile-long waterway this week.
They set off from Leeds on Saturday aboard the former working boat Kennet, planning to arrive in Liverpool on Sunday October 23.
Brass bands, hundreds of school children and crowds of well-wishers are expected to greet the boat on its voyage.
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