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The Anderton Boat Lift as originally constructed

William James Yarwood standing on the bow of a Winsford Flat

Winnington Works in the 1940s

The Devastating Flood of Northwich in February 1946

The Weaver is only navigable from Winsford Bridge to its confluence with the Ship Canal

The Heritage of the Weaver

Visit the River Weaver and the towns it serves - as the River makes its way through Nantwich, Winsford, Northwich and Frodsham - and you will realise the River and its Navigation has a fascinating story based on a rich industrial past. 

The Navigation, its locks, its bridges and arches provide an innovative legend of the waterways revolution. 

But there is also a fascinating story alongside the river.  

Its boatyards, the Anderton Boat Lift, Salt, Imperial Chemical Industries … they all play a part in the Heritage of the River Weaver.

Use the above toolbar to enjoy a pictorial trip as we take a look at some of the Heritage of the River Weaver Navigation.

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Local News

  • Volunteer Lock Keepers
    12th Jan 2018

    Canal and River Trust have launched an appeal for volunteer lock keepers on the River Weaver ....

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    24th Mar 2017

    The Society held its AGM which was well attended ....

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  • British Empire Medal
    11th Jun 2016

    The RWNS Treasurer has been recognised in the Queen's Birthdday Honours List ....

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  • Swing Bridge wins National Commendation
    8th Oct 2015

    The Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge has won a national commendation ....

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  • Society recognised with Award
    1st May 2015

    The River Weaver Navigation Society has won an Oscar .....

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  • Northwich Flood Defences
    30th Oct 2014

    The Society has objected to the proposed Flood Defence Scheme in Northwich ....

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What's On

  • Joint Social Meetings
    Big Lock Pub, Middlewich

    Join our Joint Social Meeting with the Trent and Mersey Canal Society at the Big Lock Pub in Middlewich ....

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  • The Lion Salt Works
    A short walk from the River Weaver Navigation

    The Lion Salt Works, following a £10m restoration is now open to the public ....

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