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Corona virus



We are restarting trips as soon as it is safe to do so. All our volunteer crew are vaccinated and will comply with the latest government guidelines. The boat is thoroughly cleaned after each trip.

All groups will need to adhere to any recently updated preventative measures or safety advice. Any group that needs to cancel due to Covid infection or isolation requirements can get a full refund up to 48 hours before their booked trip.

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Tarporley' was completed on 15th February 1937 by W J Yarwood in Cheshire and was one of 37 Large Northwich "Town" Class boats. She was built for commercial cargo use and was part of a major order from the Grand Union Canal Carrying Company. "Town" Class boats were named in alphabetical order after towns and villages in the UK - the first to be delivered was 'Halsall' and the last 'Yeoford'.

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We are a charity run entirely by a team of volunteers and we are always interested in people who would like to join us. There are a multitude of jobs involved in keeping “Tarporley” not just afloat but operating efficiently. You may have a lot of time to offer us or just a little – every volunteer is welcome no matter what you can offer.

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