HERITAGE barge Kennet marked 250 years of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal over the Easter bank holiday weekend by recreating a journey from Bingley to Skipton.

On April 8, 1773, two barges loaded with coal set off from Bingley to Skipton where the coal was sold at half the price previously charged. They were the first boats to carry goods on the canal.

On Saturday, the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Society recreated the journey with its barge Kennet. Kennet left Bingley at 9.15am and made its way through Silsden and Kildwick before arriving in Skipton in the afternoon.

It was moored in the canal basin where she was open to the public throughout the bank holiday weekend.

On board was an exhibition about canal people and boats on board and photos of events from the 200th anniversary of the canal in 1973.

Find out more about Kennet and the work of the volunteers at: www.leedsandliverpoolcanalsociety.co.uk