Lymm Boat & Steam Gathering


Instead of a full-on Historic Transport Day this year you will find a fun weekend of boat and steam based around the village centre.  The collection of historic working boats promises to be  impressive while the traction engines will bring history to life in the heart of the village. 

Expect to see steam engines on the move over the two days and, who knows, maybe even the chance to take a trip yourself.   Some of the historic boats will be welcoming visitors aboard and we will be having at least one sail past over the weekend.

It will all be supported by an exhibition down in the Heritage Centre and of course it is also the first weekend of Lymm Festival so there will be plenty of other stuff going on, starting on Thursday 23rd June with Lymm's famous Street Foodfest. 

Admission is FREE as the event takes place in a public area.

BUT please don't come expecting another Lymm Historic Transport Day. This  will be a far, far smaller event run as much for the benefit of those participating as for visitors. There will be NO activity on the May Queen field which was previously the main focus of the event.  Neither will there be  additional attractions or traders, food or otherwise. Hopefully we will be fully up and running again in 2023.

In the run up to the weekend, Saturn, the last Shropshire flyboat, together with a team from The National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, will be running several days of education sessions about working life on the canal for local primary schools: all provided FREE again by Lymm Heritage Centre.

If you would like to register a boat please click here. 

If you would like to register a traction or other steam powered vehicle, please click  here. 

Any other general enquiries click here

NB As this event will be wholly based in the village centre there are no plans at present to have any additional traders though we will keep this under review. 

SPACE is limited so don't miss out - Apply today .



The Event Director who has handled  the overall management of the event since Year One (2013) has stepped down for family reasons.   The team have been unable to find anyone prepared to step up and take on this time-consuming and demanding role in spite of numerous appeals online and via local press and radio. 



Possibly. The infrastructure and event template are all in place. There also many potential team members, section leaders and volunteers but it does  need one or  two hard-working, committed volunteers to take a lead and pull it all together. Could that be you? READ MORE HERE