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The search is on to find winners for this year’s English Heritage Angel Awards.

The English Heritage Angel Awards is a new annual competition founded last year by Andrew Lloyd Webber and are awards are for the efforts of local people in saving their heritage.

If you have been involved in bringing a historic lock cottage back from the brink of ruin or restoring other listed canal structures back to their former glory then English Heritage would like to hear from you.

Simon Thurley, Canal and River Trust Trustee and Chief Executive of English Heritage, said In founding the English Heritage Angel Awards it was Andrew Lloyd Webber’s intention to shine the spotlight on people who dedicate vast amounts of time and energy to saving historic buildings, monuments and landscapes before they crumble and vanish from our history.

If you are involved in rescuing a national or local treasure, please step forward and apply for an Angel award or encourage others to apply.

Although the canal systems themselves are marvellous feats of engineering there are seven outstanding wonders of the waterways you could experience whilst on your Canal Boat Holiday.

The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct was built by Thomas Telfor and William Jessop and can be reached on a Canal Boat Holiday from Blackwater Meadow on the Llangollen Canal.

Built by Edwin Clark in 1873 the Anderton Boat Lift transports Canal Boats from The River Weaver to The Trent And Mersey Canal.

At over 3 miles long The Standedge Tunnel on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal is the longest tunnel on the canal system.

Designed by John Rennie The Caen Hill Locks is a flight of 16 locks close to our Canal Boat Holiday centre in Hilperton.

The Bingley Five Rise Locks raises or lowers Canal Boats on the Leeds And Liverpool Canal they were completed in 1774 and were designed John Longbotham.

Barton Swing Aqueduct was opened in 1893 and allowed for passage along the Manchester Ship Canal this aqueduct was designed by Sir Edward Leader Williams.

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