Anderton Boat Lift
Dating back to 1857, dive into history and board the incredible Anderton boat lift. An incredible work of Victorian Engineering, this gem was first built for the movement of narrow boats. Yes! They used to carry cargoes from one place to another constantly. To be more exact, from the Trent & Mersey Canal to the River Weaver Navigation.
What would they carry? There would be all sorts on board, but most particularly, they carried coal, pottery, and salt. The boat lift was originally created to save time.
Unfortunately, it all came to an end in 1983, but after much demand, the boat lift got restored and reopened in 2002. It still moves boats to this day! And the best thing is that visitors can live a truely amazing experience by embarking on the lift themselves, for a very memorable trip down memory lane. *