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)


Thursday
Jan 16th

10 am - 3 pm
  
Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will probably be continuing work on Lock 66 in Wheelock, but may have moved on to start Lock 65. Both locks have twin chambers and considerable metal fencing to be addressed.

The locks are accessible by car via Cotton Lane from the centre of Wheelock village, situated on the A534 "old" road between Crewe and Sandbach.  We have been fortunate to secure limited car park spaces at Cain 9 Dog Grooming - post code CW11 4RB. Turn into the car park at the end of Cotton Lane and park on the right hand side. 

The locks can also be reached on foot along the towpath from Wheelock walking south towards Malkins Bank and Hassall Green. Bus route is D & G Service No. 38. However, if you intend leaving your car in the village, do NOT park on the privately owned, camera controlled pay and display car park adjacent to Wheelock Wharf and the Barchetta Restaurant where onerous fines are applicable. There is a small council car park at the junction with Crewe Road and Mill Lane, adjacent to the start of Cotton Lane.  

Meet at 10 a.m. and given good weather we will work through to 3-30 p.m.

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
Jan 17th

7:45 for 8 pm 
Social Meeting - Talk
Red Bull Hotel, Congelton Road South, Kidsgrove, ST7 3AJ
See their own WEBSITE for more information

Down South
by Phil Clayton


The waterways of London, the Rivers Lee and Stort, the River Thames and the River Wey
 


Gillian Watson

or Phone
01606 835606
  


Thursday
Jan 20th

10 am - 3 pm
   
Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will probably be continuing work on Lock 65 in Wheelock, This lock has twin chambers and considerable metal fencing to be addressed.

The locks are accessible by car via Cotton Lane from the centre of Wheelock village, situated on the A534 "old" road between Crewe and Sandbach.  We have been fortunate to secure limited car park spaces at Cain 9 Dog Grooming - post code CW11 4RB. Turn into the car park at the end of Cotton Lane and park on the right hand side. 

The locks can also be reached on foot along the towpath from Wheelock walking south towards Malkins Bank and Hassall Green. Bus route is D & G Service No. 38. However, if you intend leaving your car in the village, do NOT park on the privately owned, camera controlled pay and display car park adjacent to Wheelock Wharf and the Barchetta Restaurant where onerous fines are applicable. There is a small council car park at the junction with Crewe Road and Mill Lane, adjacent to the start of Cotton Lane.  

Meet at 10 a.m. and given good weather we will work through to 3-30 p.m.

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
Feb 21st

7:45 for 8 pm  
 Social Meeting - Talk
Red Bull Hotel, Congelton Road South, Kidsgrove, ST7 3AJ
See their own WEBSITE for more information

Women and Children living and working on canal boats
by Bill Walker

The significant changes experienced by women and children when they had to leave their cottages and live on the boats instead.


Gillian Watson

or Phone
01606 835606