Firms help lift festival

Shire Crane Hire played an important role at the Chesterfield Canal Festival where they lowered a barge into the newly renovated waterway.
Shire Crane Hire played an important role at the Chesterfield Canal Festival where they lowered a barge into the newly renovated waterway.
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TWO BUSINESSES helped launch last week’s Chesterfield Canal Festival by transporting and lowering a huge barge into the newly renovated waterway.

Shire Crane Hire and Kevin G. Mather Transport, both of Chesterfield, have been involved with the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s restoration of the 550 metre stretch of Chesterfield Canal, at Staveley, and crowned its launch by carrying and delivering a barge for dignitaries and visitors to enjoy.

David Shires, of Shire Crane Hire, said: “We’ve been working with the Chesterfield Canal Trust for a long time. Both Shire Crane Hire and K-Mather have been long term supporters of the canal trust and have played an integral part in the canal’s restoration.”

The weekend festival, which was held at the end of June, included musical performances, boat trips and other events to celebrate the completion of the £575,000 project.