Littleborough Canalside Development Group Prize Winning Site

Visit by Nicholas and Jenny Hammond Sept 2011

Nicholas Hammond formerly of Dean Head Littleborough who is a keen canal supporter and a Director of The Littleborough Marina CIC has been enjoying a relaxing week in a hired narrow boat on the Rochdale Canal.

I caught up with them while moored close to the former Clog Factory at Mytholmroyd and so was able to bring Nicholas up to date with the work of LCDG and in particular our efforts to create a Marina at Durn Littleborough.

Nicholas has recently returned from France where he has been studying the history of the early French canals. He has been preparing drawings of the Rogny seven rise staircase lock on the Canal de Briare.

He is also preparing drawings of some of the English canal locks and hopes to publish a book on the whole history of the infrastructure of canals if he can find a publisher to take it on.

Nicholas and Jenny now live in Eastbourne nearer their family including five grandchildren (4 girls and 1 boy) but Nicholas continues to support our work and sends his regards to all his friends.


John F Kay

Sept 2011

Contact Information

Littleborough Canalside Development Group

Bent House Cottage
Halifax Road
OL15 0JB

Tel: 01706 376775

Meeting times

Meetings are normally held on the third Tuesday each month starting at 7.30pm

The group is now meeting at 

Hare Hill House, Hare Hill Park Littleborough OL15 9HF