Chester Canal Heritage Trust

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Dating back to 1772, the Chester Canal was one of the earliest English canals but was a commercial failure until it joined up with the Ellesmere Canal and then became part of the Shropshire Union. It has a fascinating history and the role of the Chester Canal Heritage Trust is to make local people more aware of the stories surrounding this important old waterway.

In a bid to further its aims and reach many more people in the local communities, CCHT applied for, and won, funding from the Local Heritage Initiative (LHI) and the Nationwide Building Society. With that support, CCHT has not only run a whole series of events and activities for local schools and community groups but has also been busy producing:

The first of these, a book about the Chester Canal was officially published in October 2005, and has been extremely well received both critically and by the book-buying public.

We are now in a position to launch the teaching resource. After the launch the focus of the Trust's work will switch to offering a variety of services to local schools and communities and continuing its programme of activities for members.

Are you interested in the Chester Canal and what the Trust is doing ?

Would you like to know more about the canal's history and heritage?

Then there are a numbers of ways in which we can help, such as: