TRENT and MERSEY CANAL SOCIETY
NEWS and EVENTS DIARY
 
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

 Date

 Event 

 Contact (Email if Blue)


Thursday Feb 15th

10 am - 3 pm 

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will start work on Hassall Green locks in Febnruary, beginning with lock 58.


Probably the best place to park for theses locks is at Salt Line car park; a country park just under the motorway bridge from the locks (and about a 5 minute walk back to Lock 58). The post code is CW11 4YB but note that the car park it is at the western edge of this post code area. There is currently a construction compound there & the park ranger has asked us to make sure that we leave some spaces for walkers to park. We can park a couple of vehicles on the ramp adjacent to the canal bridge but the slope is very steep!


 Please don't leave cars in the residents parking area on the other side of the canal bridge by lock 57.



 


John Brighouse

(or Phone 0780-887-8317) 

 

Friday Feb 16th

7:45 for 8 pm 

Talk at The Big Lock Middlewich (Directions)

Fly Boat Saturn

Bill Walker will talk about the lives and history of the Fly Boatmen and the Shropshire Union Company.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606) 


Thursday Mar 15th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will start work on Hassall Green locks in January, beginning with lock 58.


Probably the best place to park for theses locks is at Salt Line car park; a country park just under the motorway bridge from the locks (and about a 5 minute walk back to Lock 58). The post code is CW11 4YB but note that the car park it is at the western edge of this post code area. There is currently a construction compound there & the park ranger has asked us to make sure that we leave some spaces for walkers to park. We can park a couple of vehicles on the ramp adjacent to the canal bridge but the slope is very steep!


 Please don't leave cars in the residents parking area on the other side of the canal bridge by lock 57.




John Brighouse

(or Phone 0780-887-8317) 


Friday Mar 16th

7:45 for 8 pm 

Talk at The Big Lock Middlewich (Directions)

Cruising Remote Waterways

Derek and Jeanne Smith are keen trail-boaters and will share their experiences in this illustrated talk. They will look at cruising on remote waterways, mainly those unconnected waterways that are under restoration.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)


Thursday Apr 19th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will start work on Hassall Green locks in January, beginning with lock 58.


Probably the best place to park for theses locks is at Salt Line car park; a country park just under the motorway bridge from the locks (and about a 5 minute walk back to Lock 58). The post code is CW11 4YB but note that the car park it is at the western edge of this post code area. There is currently a construction compound there & the park ranger has asked us to make sure that we leave some spaces for walkers to park. We can park a couple of vehicles on the ramp adjacent to the canal bridge but the slope is very steep!


 Please don't leave cars in the residents parking area on the other side of the canal bridge by lock 57. 



John Brighouse

(or Phone 0780-887-8317) 


Friday Apr 20th

7:45 for 8 pm

Talk at The Big Lock Middlewich (Directions)

Joeys, Joshers and James (A BCN Miscellany)

Phil Clayton will introduce that wonderful network of waterways known as the Birmingham Canal Navigations. He will speak about their beginnings, development, working life, decline and renaissance; together with a little about the work of the BCN Society. His talk will be accompanied by pictures, words and music.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)