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 Apr 19th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on Hassall Green 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 Lawson

(or Phone 07940 878923)


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)


Saturday May 12th

11 for 11:15 am

Society AGM

Our 2018 AGM will be held at the Water and Wheels Museum in Stone.

Please note that this is a working boatyard, and we are very privileged to be allowed to hold our AGM here. The venue is not large, so numbers may have to be limited. If you would like to attend, please contact Gillian Watson, letting her know of any specific dietary requirements.

Gillian will let you know, nearer the date,  full details of car parking and how to find the museum.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)

 


Thursday May 17th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on Hassall Green 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 Lawson

(or Phone 07940 878923)

un 16th 10-5

&

Sun Jun 17th 10-4

(closing time approx.)

Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival

We hope to have our stall on the field by the canal as usual (assuming that the council accept our booking form). We will have the nail game(s) to draw in the public, as well as 2nd-hand books and plates for sale. Hopefully we might even sign up a few new members.

If you would like to help, then please contact me for more details nearer the time. Otherwise just turn up on either day and chat to us. 


Roger Evans

(or Phone 01606-834471)


Thursday Jun 21st

10 am - 3 pm 

 Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on Hassall Green 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 Lawson

(or Phone 07940 878923)