Manchester Galvanizing has helped commemorate the 200th anniversary of an historical section of the UK’s longest and oldest canal.
The plant worked alongside Accrington-based S L Wrought Iron Ltd on behalf of Rosebank Community Garden and Village Greento create an ornate sign to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal that runs through Clayton-Le-Moors.
The project saw the plant commissioned to galvanize the wrought iron sign which depicts a horse drawn canal barge similar to the narrow boats that were a regular feature on the canal 200 years ago before steam locomotives were introduced. The sign forms a focal point within an area of regenerated land that runs alongside the section of the canal that was completed in 1810, land which has been redeveloped by local residents with the addition of fruit trees and shrubbery.
Mark Waters, Commercial Manager at Manchester Galvanizing, said: “We were delighted to support our client SL Wrought Iron and the residents of Rosebank with the creation of the sign that marks such a prominent and historic occasion for the community.”
Lesley Wolstencroft, Chairperson of Rosebank Community Garden and Village Green, explained: “Members of the local community turned out to celebrate the 200 anniversary of the section of canal that runs alongside their homes, and to mark the occasion we commissioned the sign as a lasting memory. Galvanizing the sign protects it against rust and corrosion and will ensure it can be enjoyed by members of the local community for years to come.”
By Wedge Group Galvanizing Ltd