FOR this week’s Way We Were we are heading to Pocklington Canal.

The canal is a popular destination for walkers and canal boat users alike.

It is navigable for more than half its nine-mile length, and the tow paths are open throughout the length of the canal, from Cottingwith Lock near the River Derwent eastwards to Top Lock and Canal Head near Pocklington.

These pictures from Pocklington Canal Amenity Society date back to the 1950s and include one from inside the chamber at Walbut lock during the lock’s restoration in 2018, shown below left.

To find out more about the Pocklington canal, or to contribute to the appeal, visit

The Society is happy to give an illustrated talk about the canal to interested groups or clubs. Email to find out more.