Pioneering Huddersfield Narrow Canal to celebrate 200 years
Nov 18 2010 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
ON April 4, 1811, the greatest engineering feat of its time was completed.
Almost 200 years later the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is still in fine health.
Next year the canal celebrates its bicentenary – and to mark the forthcoming occasion a book has been written to chart the canal’s history.
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal – 200 Years In The Life Of A Pennine Waterway tells the tale from the canal’s construction to its closure and to its restoration.
The book is written by Keith Gibson, a member of the Huddersfield Canal Society for 30 years and also the author of the 2002 book Pennine Dreams – The Story of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Society member and archivist David Finnis provides an extensive collection of rare historic images for the book.
Keith (pictured below), who lives in Holmfirth, said: “I’ve had a lot more time to write this book. There is a higher picture to text ratio. The first book I wrote for enthusiasts. This book is for everyone.
“After the M62 it’s one of the greatest engineering feats in Huddersfield.”
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal – 200 Years In The Life Of A Pennine Waterway (Horizon Press) is available from bookshops or from Horizon Press email: