Meeting: Thursday 9th December 2010
“The Leeds & Liverpool Canal”
by celebrated industrial historian Mike Clarke
Saltaire Methodist Church
Saltaire Road, Saltaire, 7 – 9 pm.
ALL WELCOME - and it's FREE!
Mike has forty years professional experience, and is best known for his research into waterway history, and in particular the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. He has travelled widely, researching the development of European inland waterways, and wrote on the subject for Encyclopedia Britannica. Other work includes research for the National Waterways Museum and for British Waterways, and he also set up the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society. He has written several books on the history of Britain’s northern waterways and articles by him have been published in both academic and popular periodicals.
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The pre-existence of the canal was one of the features that led Titus Salt to select the site for his grand social enterprise that became Saltaire.
As usual, our December meeting will also give us a chance to celebrate both the festive season and another successful year for the Club, and there will be chance to catch up on the latest history findings on Saltaire.
Our meeting will be held at Saltaire Methodist Church, Saltaire Rd, Saltaire, 7 – 9 pm – a comfortable, welcoming venue.
Friendly group, good company…We’d love to see you there on the 9th - come early to make sure of a seat!
PS: It’s free!"