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HORSE power was replaced by manpower when the 13th Lancaster Castleton Venture Scouts decided to pull an 18-ton narrow boat along the canal from Galgate to Lancaster.

The group set off on Saturday morning to pull the Duke of Lancaster from Galgate Marina, carrying on board a barrel of beer.

The cargo was destined for the Alex in Lancaster, where the thirsty workers could have their reward — and the event was held to raise money for the group’s new headquarters.

• Picture shows the Venture Scouts’ big heave at Hammerton Hall Bridge In Lancaster. 

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