Diary of Events
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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



 Contact (Email if Blue)

Thursday Apr 18th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party

We hope to finish Lock 49, but will mainly be working on Lock 50 (which we started in March) and we may even start Lock 51. Meet at 10 a.m. and given good weather we will work through to 3-30 p.m. for those able to stay the full day.

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) 

 Saturday May 11th

10:15 for 10:45


Our 2019 AGM will take place at

Etruria Industrial Museum

Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, ST1 4RB

A picnic/sandwich meal will be provided after the meeting. Following lunch, there will be a talk on the history of the site, and a video of the bone mill in steam, followed by an optional guided tour of the site.

All members are welcome, but we do need an idea of numbers for catering purposes. We also need to know your choice of sandwich (the alternatives are meat, fish, cheese, egg or no preference) and whether salad should be included. Any special dietary requirements also need to be mentioned. Please therefore let ust know before 27th April (by phone or email) if you will be attending the AGM, would like to go on the tour, and your lunch requirements.

No payment is required for lunch, but donations to help with the cost of the tour will be very welcome. Please note that the site lacks disabled access. 

Margaret English

(or Phone 01606-835606)