Heritage Open Day

Anderton Boat Lift
9th September 2017 - 10th September 2017

To celebrate Heritage Open Day, a nationwide event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate history, culture and visit hidden places, Cheshire’s iconic Anderton Boat Lift is holding a series of free events on Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September.

This will include the chance to go to the top of the giant lift (booking required) as well as enjoy seeing a fully-steamed up half-size steam wagon, live music and drama performances and an engaging one-man band.

For further information call 01606 786777.

Events during the weekend will take place on the magnificent terraced slopes overlooking the River Weaver and the giant lift. Events will comprise:

Top of the World Tours – a chance to learn about the history of the Anderton Boat Lift while enjoying the panoramic views from the top of the lift. There will be three free tours on Saturday and Sunday at 10.30am, 12 noon and 2.15pm. Booking is essential due to the limited space on each tour. Call 01606 786777.

Steam Wagon – on both Saturday 9 September and Sunday 10 September, everyone can enjoy looking at ‘Lillibet’ a half-size scale model of a Foden C-type steam wagon owned by Jason Dean. Built in 1976 for Mark Bamford (owner of JCB), this engine was an exhibit for 25-years in the Bamford collection before being bought and displayed four years ago by its present owner. Set against the giant lift, this fully steamed up machine will recall a bye-gone age.

Music & Drama performances On Saturday, Manchester Metropolitan University contemporary performing arts students will use music and drama to interpret the theme of ‘Stories by the River’ in two 20 minute performances at 12 noon and 2.15pm. This has been commissioned by Animate! (part of the Saltscape Landscape Partnership).

On Sunday, Paperwork Theatre will be performing ‘Typhoon and the Pedal Players’, using the Steam Punk Time machine to imaginatively re-tell local heritage tales. The three 30 minute performances will take place at 11am, 12 noon and 2.15pm.

One-man band – with over 15 instruments tied to him, Laurence Marshall is a highly energetic and versatile performer who will dazzle with his large musical repertoire and his sense of fun. He will be giving performances at 1230pm, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4pm

Location:

Anderton Boat Lift
Lift Lane
Anderton
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6FW

Tel: 01606 786777

WWW: Anderton Boat Lift

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Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.

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