Runcorn Locks Restoration Society
The Runcorn Locks Restoration Society (RLRS) was formed in 2004 to champion the restoration of the old flight, thereby giving impetus to the re-emergence of Runcorn’s previous heritage as a national centre for boating, a fact now recognised by a commemorative plaque situated on the wall of the Brindley Theatre.
The trustees of RLRS feel the time has arrived for a unique opportunity for Runcorn to be returned to the rightful place as one of the major canal centres in Britain; the time for a new and vibrant leisure waterways era, currently estimated to attract more than £500 million per annum – an important and vital part of the UK tourist industry and a bright and sustainable economic future for boaters. Something, we feel, our next generation can rightly be proud of!
The first aim of the Runcorn Locks Restoration Society is therefore to work with others to ensure that the locks are restored to full working order. Later the Society will work to preserve, protect and improve the locks for the benefit of future generations.
Sign up to support us in our campaign to Unlock Runcorn by visiting our website and showing your support or becoming a member.
Support the campaign to Unlock Runcorn’s potential by first re-opening the flight of Canal locks in the Old Town