Epic journey for ‘Ilkeston’

Ilkeston canal boat
Ilkeston canal boat

A rare horse-drawn narrowboat named Ilkeston is currently on an epic journey across the country.

Ilkeston, built in 1912, is travelling from Ellesmere Port to London to mark its 100th birthday in the same year as the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics.

Follow its progress on Twitter via @ilkestonstrip.