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Boats lifted into Staveley canal basin by crane for festival
Boats lifted into Staveley canal basin by crane for festival
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Heave ho! Canal boats were hoisted onto lorries to be taken to a festival on the Chesterfield Canal.

Chesterfield Canal Trust needed all three of its trip boats to provide cruises from Staveley Canal Basin during the event.

But two were at the eastern end of the canal, which is blocked in the middle, so had to make the journey by road before being lifted back into the water.

The trust said its festival was a ‘huge success’, with entertainment, stalls and activities.