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The Harry Arnold Archive - The Closure Years

Harry Arnold MBE, Vice president of the Inland Waterways Association and former editor of the Association's Members' Journal "Waterways", is a native of Warrington, and has relatives living near the Sankey Canal.


Trade on the Sankey ceased in 1959, when the sugar boats stopped running from Liverpool to the Earlestown Sankey Sugar Works. The Canal was formally closed in 1963. Harry took most of the photographs featured here during this period.Harry has kindly allowed SCRS to use these images from his collection.


His articles appear in a wide range of waterways publications, and his archive is extensive and valuable.


Images © Harry Arnold


For further details, or for copies of  photographs, Harry can be contacted at


Please click on the individual image for further notes.


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