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 Aug 15th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on the Lawton flight. This month we will complete any remaining painting on Lock 51 where we made excellent progress last month and move down the flight to Lock 52 where considerable preparation was achieved with our additional volunteers. 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) 

 


Thursday Sept 19th

10 am - 3 pm

 
Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on the Lawton flight. 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) 


Thursday Oct 17th

10 am - 3 pm

 
Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on the Lawton flight. 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) 

 

Friday Oct 18th

7:45 for 8 p.m. 

Social Meeting - Talk

Note that this meeting will be held at a different venue to our usual (the Red Bull Hotel) as the usual venue is being renovated. The temporary venue is :
Kidsgrove Town Hall (also known as Victoria Hall)
Liverpool Road
Kidsgrove
ST7 4EL

Parking down right-hand side or on street


Billinge Flashes– A brine run with an ice age legacy.
by Ros Todhunter.


Melting glaciers and salt extraction have left their mark on the Trent & Mersey canal at Billinge Flashes and The Lion Salt works in Northwich. Both these locations are sites of past and (highly probable) future bank collapses.

 

Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606 835606)