The Changing Role of Yorkshire’s Waterways

Our autumn conference 2010 was held at the Waterways Museum in Goole on 2 October and attended by 50 people. The unusual venue was a conference barge! Four fascinating papers were presented:
  • Michael Hopkinson: ‘A desperate dangerous design’: the rise and fall of Yorkshire’s canal system.
  • Robb Robinson: Far horizons: from the River Hull to the Ends of the Earth.
  • Bob Watson: The ‘Sobriety’ Project and the Port of Goole (presented by Clare Hunt).
  • Judy Jones: Conservation and Recreation on the Waterways.

In the afternoon, we enjoyed boat trips around Goole docks.  The proceedings of the conference will be published early in 2011.

Delegates on board the conference barge

One of the boat trips around the docks

Viewing the docks from on board

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