Near the western portal of Hincaster tunnel, where the canal bed turns north towards Sedgwick, there is a line of Sweet Chestnut trees planted to commemorate the men lost in the Great War of 1914 to 1918.

Apparently there was also a plaque, unhappily now lost.

At the time of planting, the Lancaster canal was owned by the London and North Western railway, both now absorbed in other organisations, and it is difficult to research, for instance, what this plaque said, or who the men were.

Can anyone give any information that will help to record this historic event before it is too late?


Frank Sanderson

Public Relations Officer, Lancaster Canal Trust (015395 66967)