A FREE exhibition on board steamship 'Danny' at the Albert Dock will take place later this month following a £5m restoration project.

The Daniel Adamson steamship, aka 'Danny', was recently restored thanks to a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and to celebrate 10 of the leading restoration societies will come together to promote the waterway movement on Saturday, September 21 and Sunday, September 22.

Visitors are welcome to come aboard from 11am to 4pm on both days.

DAPS representative Les Green said: “Liverpool was the hub of the North West waterways network as industry sought a deep water port to sell goods on world markets.

"The Albert Dock had a pivotal role from early days and the Danny, a 1903 steamship which was a tug on the Manchester Ship Canal, helped actually delivered the cargoes."

Some of the societies come as far afield as the Lancaster Canal and Montgomery Canal with experts on hand to explain their current work and exciting plans to bring back some of the country's most important historic transport assets.

In the ship’s opulent art-deco lounge visitors will be entertained by a full programme of informative presentations from several organisations and the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) combined with the Canal and River Trust will have stands on the quayside.

IWA chairman for Chester & Merseyside Jim Forkin said: “This exciting free event will showcase to the public the work of the societies to bring canals back to life.

"The North West has a history of 250 years of great transport and industrial heritage.

"Canals such as the Liverpool Link, have been proven to increase economic and leisure benefits at a local level."

For more information visit https://www.thedanny.co.uk/