TRENT and MERSEY CANAL SOCIETY
NEWS and EVENTS DIARY
 
Diary of Events
If you would like anything adding/amending please contact the webmaster for the Event Diary Roger Evans.

The following groups hold regular working parties, but aren't listed in the diary below as I don't have any further information :-
Burslem Port Working Parties (from 10-3 on the 4th Tuesday of each month)
 For further information contact Steve Wood (or Phone 07976-805858). All tools are provided.
Go Kidsgrove Working Parties (from 10 on the 4th Sunday of each month)
For further information contact their organiser Hilary. Meet at Harecastle Tunnel North Portal

 Date

 Event 

 Contact (Email if Blue)


Friday Feb 15th

7:45 for 8 pm 

Talk at the Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton (their website)

Note the new location for our talks

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

 

Patrick Marks will talk about the little Indian train which barks gallantly up a 7,000ft mountain every day! 


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606) 


Thursday Feb 21st

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


Having completed all work on the Pierpoint Locks (55 & 56), we meet at a new location - Lock 49 on the Church Lawton flight. 

We will be working here over the Spring and Summer months re-furbishing the four sets of locks in the flight, starting with the top Lock 49 - (Halls Lock) - a double lock in poor condition. 

The locks are accessible on foot via a public pathway at the end of Cherry Tree Avenue, Church Lawton ST7 3EL. On street parking is available on Cherry Tree Avenue as you approach Church Lawton Special School but please DO NOT PARK IN THE ENTRANCE TO THE SCHOOL EVEN THOUGH IT IS HALF-TERM. 

If travelling from Sandbach, Rode Heath or Holmes Chapel , turn left off the A50 (Knutsford Road) just after crossing over the canal into Greengate Road (there is a central reservation and Keep Left bollards here). Bear right then turn left into Brattswood Drive then first left into Cherry Tree Avenue, continuing along to the end of the road to park. 

If travelling from Kidsgrove or the Potteries, as you approach Church Lawton along the A50 from Red Bull lights , turn right on the sharp left hand bend before Lawton traffic lights (Liverpool Road West) and immediately right into Brown Avenue. Continue along Brown Avenue which joins Cherry Tree Avenue by the school. 

The canal here runs parallel to the village of Church Lawton. There are no public toilet facilities but the Lawton Arms pub and village store are approx. 20 minutes walk away.

As some of you will be aware, this work party will take place during the week that the "Veg. Bash " work boat works along the canal towards Middlewich. The boat has a full complement of volunteers freeing up our regular lock volunteers. The team leader next week will be John Brighouse who will be pleased to see as many of you as are able to attend. 


If you are able to stay all day, please bring a packed lunch and drink. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or paint on and wear stout footwear. Have a waterproof in case of rain.


John Lawson

(or Phone 07940 878923) 

 


Friday Mar 15th

7:45 for 8 pm

Talk at the Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton (their website)

Note the new location for our talks

The Wooden Canal Boat Society Story

Chris Leah on the origins, progression and current significance of the Wooden Canal Boat Society. 

 


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)


Thursday Mar 21st

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will be working on the Church Lawton flight over the Spring and Summer months re-furbishing the four sets of locks in the flight, starting with the top Lock 49 - (Halls Lock) - a double lock in poor condition. 

The locks are accessible on foot via a public pathway at the end of Cherry Tree Avenue, Church Lawton ST7 3EL. On street parking is available on Cherry Tree Avenue as you approach Church Lawton Special School but please DO NOT PARK IN THE ENTRANCE TO THE SCHOOL. 

If travelling from Sandbach, Rode Heath or Holmes Chapel , turn left off the A50 (Knutsford Road) just after crossing over the canal into Greengate Road (there is a central reservation and Keep Left bollards here). Bear right then turn left into Brattswood Drive then first left into Cherry Tree Avenue, continuing along to the end of the road to park. 

If travelling from Kidsgrove or the Potteries, as you approach Church Lawton along the A50 from Red Bull lights , turn right on the sharp left hand bend before Lawton traffic lights (Liverpool Road West) and immediately right into Brown Avenue. Continue along Brown Avenue which joins Cherry Tree Avenue by the school. 

The canal here runs parallel to the village of Church Lawton. There are no public toilet facilities but the Lawton Arms pub and village store are approx. 20 minutes walk away.


If you are able to stay all day, please bring a packed lunch and drink. Wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty or paint on and wear stout footwear. Have a waterproof in case of rain.


John Lawson

(or Phone 07940 878923)