Frank Sanderson of the Friends of Lancaster Canal writes to note an “extremely delightful and interesting letter highlighted in Westmorland Gazette (17/10/20190, telling how three 14 year old boys went through Hincaster Tunnel on the Lancaster Canal at night in 1971, beating Colin Ogden, and the late Keith Tassart by many years. So the spirit of adventure is not dead.
“Colin, a maverick, as everyone who meets him knows, was castigated for his part, nevertheless, one journalist put it at the time as ‘a public relations coupe of the first order’ and another ‘–these people are bundles of energy and should be encouraged, and not put down’.”
Also in the Nostalgia section is an article on restoration of milestones, part of Stories in Stone under the guidance of Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust.
“Members of Lancaster Canal Trust have been involved in such a scheme for many many years, as their commemorative A4 booklet 50 Years On! vividly portrays,” Frank notes.
“Led for many years by past chairman and now Vice President Davis Slater and his wife, it is now being continued by ex chairman Richard Trevitt, and long may they continue in this interesting and necessary community work.