LYMM Heritage Centre will be unveiling its third exhibition since opening to coincide with Lymm Festival and just in time for Lymm Historic Transport Day on June 24.
The exhibition, which opens on Thursday June 21 at 4pm , is the third to be held since opening and titled “ Lymm- A place of running water”… telling the stories of Lymm’s two canals.
“Yes I know it’s not strictly running water in a canal” smiled the centre’s chair Alan Williams. ” But it is the most likely meaning of the word in Lymm and it does reflect just how important water has been to the growth of the village. We aim to expand on the theme over time to include the slitting mill , the lower dam and corn mill among other things but for the time being we are concentrating on these two important waterways, each historic and unique in its own way.”
The Bridgewater Canal exhibition will feature a 30 square foot map of Lymm as it looked in 1872 with hidden stories of canal life to explore. There will also be a collection of boat models with particular historic connections to Lymm along with their stories. These have been generously loaned by The National Waterways Museum.
The Ship Canal exhibit will focus on how the huge engineering project touched the lives of people in Lymm and those who came to Lymm, including the navvies. The centre has also teamed up with the Daniel Adamson Society to give a flavour of what it was like to work on the completed canal as well as telling the story of the remarkable restoration of “The Danny” itself.
The Centre is open 1pm till 5pm Thursday to Sunday – See website for extra opening hours during Lymm Festival. www.lymmhic.co.uk
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