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Web Links

The Inland Waterways Association


Vast amounts of information about the canals


The Inland Waterways Association, Chester & Merseyside Branch.


Local information and events


Waterways Recovery Group


A section of the Inland Waterways Association dedicated to canal restoration


Canal and River Trust


The official web site for the trust which manages most of the canals in England and Wales.




Entry for the Sankey Canal


Waterways World


Monthly news on the waterways


Narrow Boat


Quarterly historical waterways theme


Towpath Talk


Monthly Canal News


Pennine Waterways


on the Sankey Canal including the chance to take a virtual tour of the Sankey




Sankey Sugar Works. The story of the last working destination on the canal.


Canal Junction


Mersey Flats: The craft the Sankey was built for


Newton le Willows


Everything you could ever need to know about Newton le Willows, and more!


The Vulcan Foundry


The Vulcan Foundry was founded in 1830 by Robert Stephenson in collaboration with Charles Tayleur, a Liverpool Engineer and owner of the Bank Quay foundry in Warrington.


Penketh History


Information about the Penketh area.




A wide collection photographs and information about Warrington and its waterways


The Catalyst Museum,


WidnesThe Sankey was midwife to the region's chemical industry


The World of Glass.


Bringing the history of glass to life in St Helens


River Weaver Navigation Society


Dedicated to preserving, protecting and improving the River Weaver from Winsford to its confluence with the Manchester Ship Canal


The Daniel Adamson Preservation Society


Working to secure the future of the last British steam tug tender.


Dallam & District Community Anglers


Who fish the Sankey in the Warrington area


Newton-le-Willows Anglers


Who fish the Sankey in Earlestown & Newton.


8D Association


Dedicated to promoting the history of the railways of South Lancashire and North Cheshire includes the canal owning St Helens & Runcorn Gap Railway and its descendants.




St HelensFascinating historical material about the waterway’s related manufacturing neighbours and of its transport rivals.


Disused stations


Covers railway stations associated with the Sankey Canal

.....................Canal Forums.....................

For current news and individual views on the waterways world


Canal World


Boats & Canals




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