Supported through the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the project will work with families who have experienced domestic abuse and enable them to have meaningful free time experiences together.
Our aim is to teach families about the Rochdale Canal including tracking and studying the rare biodiversity and environment, learning about the history of the Rochdale canal and its significant impact on history such as the transportation of cotton across Manchester and the United States anti-slavery campaign.
We will organise day trips to various areas of local importance including Touchstones Museum to learn more about the Canal’s history. Families will have the opportunity to go on barge residentials and hike along the canal as well as learn how to garden, kayak and fish responsibly.
This is a year long project that will end with an exhibition made up of artwork, photographs and documentation relating to the families’ time spent on the canal.
We want families, especially young people, to have pride in their local area and aim to educate them on the historical and environmental significance of the Rochdale Canal.
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Funded by Heritage Lottery