ANDERTON – Anderton boat lift

The impressive Anderton Boat Lift near the village of Anderton, Cheshire, in north-west England provides a 15,2 m vertical link between two navigable waterways: the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. Built in 1875, the boat lift was in use for over 100 years until it was closed due to corrosion in 1983. Restoration started in 2001 and the boat lift was re-opened in 2002. The lift and associated visitor centre and exhibition are operated by British Waterways. It is one of only two working boat lifts in the United Kingdom; the other is Falkirk Wheel in Scotland.The lower level in the fully accessible Operations Centre boasts houses the new exhibition, focusing upon the lift’s history and the people who worked on and around it. The exhibition is colour coded to specific themes, with a high interactive content and an entertaining cinematic centrepiece. The lift control centre is located within the exhibition, enabling visitors to get up close and personal with the lift on its busy daily schedule.Time travel through the unique structure on board the elegant Edwin Clark trip boat, journeying between the River Weaver and the Trent & Mersey Canal high above.

Release Dates

2009

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine
  • City: ANDERTON
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Available: no
  • Location: ANDERTON, United Kingdom