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MEMBERS of U3A Todmorden visited a historic piece of nautical machinery.

Thirty-five members of the Let’s Go group from Todmorden, Hebden Bridge and the surrounding area went on a trip to see the Anderton Boat Lift in Cheshire

The construction was built in 1875 to raise boats to a height of 50ft to allow salt to be moved from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal.

The lift was used for 100 years until it closed, because of corrosion, in 1983.

At a total cost of £7 million the lift was reopened for traffic in 2002.

After examining the lift, the group then had a short trip along the River Weaver and went on to spend some time looking around the Salt Museum in Northwich.

For more information about U3A Todmorden, visit its website, u3atod.org.uk, or call 01706 839176.