Ripon Canal 250th Anniversary Celebration

Start Date

Saturday 9th Sept 2023 11:00 AM

End Date

Saturday 9th Sept 2023 15:00 PM

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Come along and celebrate the 250th Anniversary of its opening. The Mayor of Ripon, Councillor Sid Hawke will unveil a plaque commemorating this event at approximately 1300. Entertainment from 1100-1500 with various exhibition stalls.


The Ripon Canal is located in North Yorkshire, England. It was built by the canal engineer William Jessop to link the city of Ripon with the navigable section of The River Ure at Oxclose lock, from where boats could reach York and Hull. It opened in 1773, and was a moderate success. It was sold to the Leeds and Thirsk Railway in 1847, and was effectively closed by 1906, due to neglect. It was not nationalised in 1948, and was abandoned in 1956. By 1982, IWA had persuaded North Yorkshire County Council to include full restoration in the River Ure and Ouse Recreational Subject Plan. The restoration was completed in 1996.


This event is part of Heritage Open Days 2023

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