Sunday, 22 July 2012

Volunteer Needed

The Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs between the industrial towns of Ashton-under-Lyne in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester, and Huddersfield in the Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees, West Yorkshire. At its centre below the picturesque Saddleworth and Marsden Moors lies the unique Standedge Tunnel, the longest, highest and deepest canal tunnel in the country.Having achieved its aim of the restoration of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal to through navigation and public use, the Huddersfield Canal Society intends to take an active role in the canal's future, assisting British Waterways with operational and development initiatives.

Volunteer Needed by Huddersfield Canal Society

The Marsden Shuttle barge carries passengers on the 12-minute journey between the village railway station and Standedge Tunnel on Sundays and bank holidays between April and October.The service, which is run by Huddersfield Canal Society, can carry up to 12 people at a time. The group is now looking for a volunteer to organise the crew rota next year. The role is unpaid  but expenses are covered. 

For more information call 01484 686136.


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