Full day of celebrations to mark 200th birthday of Sheffield canal

A full day of activities, including a flotilla of around 20 boats, will help mark the 200th birthday of Sheffield and Tinsley Canal today.

By Sam Cooper
Friday, 22 February, 2019, 09:11

On February 22, 1819, the first flotilla of boats arrived into Victoria Quays to thunderous applause from 60,000 Sheffield residents who gathered to watch the arriving boats.

Now, 200 years on, a flotilla will travel down the canal from Don Valley Bowl to Victoria Quays.

Victoria Quays, Sheffield. Picture: Chris Etchells

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It will leave Attercliffe at 12.30pm and arrive into Victoria Quays by around 1.30pm where there will be several activities including book sessions, a light projection of archive images, live music, a fire dancer and a silent disco.