Barge Trip, Mirfield to Huddersfield, 30th September 2016

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Canal Boat Trip, 2016

Members of Huddersfield & District Army Veterans Association enjoyed a day on the canal when they went on the same canal trip that some of their colleagues enjoyed last week.

The veterans gathered at Shepley Bridge Marina in Mirfield on Friday, 30th September and at 11:00 am they set off in two Safe Anchor Trust boats heading along the Calder and Hebble Navigation back towards Huddersfield.

At lunch time the two barges moored in the River Calder at Cooper Bridge and the veterans set off on foot to the White Cross Inn at Bradley Junction where a welcome pint and a very nice pie and peas lunch were waiting for them.

After being suitably fed and watered, the veterans made their way back to the canal boats and boarded them for the return journey.

The skies opened just as they returned to the boats but fortunatey most of the group were back on board by then and managed to stay dry.  Not so for the boat crew though who had to brave the weather to take the veterans through the locks and back to the marina at Mirfield.

The canal trip ended at Shepley Bridge Marina at around 3:30 pm.  The veterans enjoyed their day out so much that they are now looking forward to a possible re-run next year.

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