Friday, 22 August 2008

Ship Canal Cruise

Local co-operators are doing Ship Canal Cruise this Sunday. It's a bit different from the 1980's cruises in the leaflet organised by Co-op Travel. Then it only ran from Eccles to Liverpool, this trip had an extra hour journey from Salford. Otherwise it's obviously the canal route. Plenty of time to talk to everyone - it's a captive audience nobody can get off along the way. Once again to reader Michael who digs out the historical ephemera. As a trivia aside the CWS had one of the first cargo boats, if not the first, to travel the canal when it opened in 1894 called the SS Pioneer.