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Sheffield and Tinsley Canal celebrates 200 years

A flotilla of canal boats at Victoria Quays was among the sights to recall the two hundredth anniversary of the opening of the Sheffield and Tinsley Canal. The first journeys on the 3.9 km canal in 1819, carrying coal from Tinsley to the canal basin, were witnessed by over 60,000 people. Thousands lined the tow path for the bicentary celebrations. Sheffield Live! reporter Azz Mohammed spoke to Lizzie Dealey, of the Canal and River Trust, and Garry McCord, of event sponsor Servelec.

Waterside festival launches at Victoria Quays

The Waterside Festival has launched at Victoria Quays with a day of water based activities at the Sheffield canal basin. The festival, organised by the Canal and Rivers Trust, includes kayak sessions and introductory guides to fishing. For the second day it will move on to Kelham Island and the River Don. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!