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As the project enters its last couple of months, it’s time to take stock of what we’ve done and hand over our tool kit, database and apps to local volunteer groups, canal charities and museums for them to use. So we’re holding some open drop-in sessions in Manchester from 25-27 June.

Sunday 25 June 2-5 pm Atrium, Royal Mills, Redhill Street, Ancoats

Monday 26 June 5-7 pm, Media Lounge, Manchester Central Library

Tuesday 27 June 5-7 pm, Media Lounge, Manchester Central Library

If you can’t make these dates, but would like to hear more, get in touch via the form below or on Twitter @wwheritage

We’ve produced an inventory of historic points of interest on the Rochdale and Ashton Canals in East Manchester and Ashton,  a database of archive and new images which are released on a creative commons licence, a how-to ‘cook book’ for groups wanting to develop their local canal heritage, and three new canal heritage trails to encourage people to get out and about on the Rochdale and Ashton canals.

We’ve also got some ideas about what aspects of canal heritage are neglected and ways heritage can achieve different aims for your community that we hope can help you make canal heritage development work for you.

We’d also be really grateful for the chance to discuss these ideas, get some feedback, and plan future projects with anyone who’s interested. We hope this won’t be the end, just the end of the first phase.

Maybe see you then!

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