We're boating on Brindley's cut
cruising to the cotton city
Manchester where it all goes on
the engine of our empire.
Eight hours of ease from Top Locks,
meals provided, plenty to see
here on the cutting edge
of British engineering.
A night out on the tiles
then back again to dear old Runcorn,
something to tell our kids,
the start of a transport revolution.
When the Runcorn branch of the Bridgewater Canal first opened special boat trips to Manchester were organised.
— The End —