THE reopening of the Anderton Boat Lift resulted in many visitors on May Day.
The excess publicity by Canal & River Trust resulted in excess visitors converging at the site, many wanting a trip on the lift and to take advantage of the facilities, but alas there were no facilities whatsoever—not even the possibility of a cup of tea!
No boat trips
For though the lift was in operation for boaters there were no boats trips for visitors and the visitors centre and café were closed!
Apparently there were no staff!
With the reporter telling—how ridiculous on a busy bank holiday.
We understand there were many unhappy people who in some cases had made long journeys to 'ride the lift' or take advantage of the facilities.