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 Nov 15th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on Pierpoint Locks, Lock 56. The long wooden fence around the by-wash is only part-painted and the woodwork on the gates has yet to be started.

Situated out in the countryside, the lock is accessible on foot from the small "lay by" just over the canal bridge on Roughwood Lane - post code CW11 4XX. There is space for 4 cars here. Travelling into Hassall Green village from the Sandbach Road along New Inn Lane, turn left into Smithy Grove ignoring the "Road Closed Ahead" signs onto Roughwood Lane (signposted Potters Barn). In approx. 200 yds. you will come to the bridge over the canal. The parking is just over bridge 146 on the left.

Once again, there are no toilet facilities. The lock is between Malkins Bank and Rode Heath where facilities are available. 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 Nov 16th

7:45 for 8 pm

Talk at the Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton (their website)

Note the new location for our talks

Braunston - Canal Age Transport Hub

John Pomfret will look at the history of canals in and around Braunston, Northamptonshire, in the wider context of the history of transport - From Roman roads to early river transport, through turnpikes, the canal age, and the railway age to the motorway age. His talk will describe the effects on Braunston of the arrival of the Oxford Canal and the later Grand Junction Canal and the many subsequent changes arising from the rise and fall of freight traffic and the development of leisure use.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606) 

 


Friday Dec 7th

7 for 7:30 pm

 

 Christmas Meal at the Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton (their website)

MENU (£18.95 per person)

Special dietary requirements can be catered for

Chef’s soup (v) (gf)
Creamy garlic Mushrooms topped with Stilton Crumble (v)
Duck Pate with Cumberland dressing Toast
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Roast Turkey with all the trimmings
Roast Beef in a rich Diane sauce
Salmon fillet on Julienne of vegetables topped with a Dill hollandaise
Vegetable Roulade with a rich tomato sauce (v)
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Cheese and Biscuits
Christmas Pudding with Brandy sauce
Crepes filled with boozy Mincemeat topped with Drambuie cream

There will be the usual quizzes and a FREE raffle. A great way to start Advent. Why not come along and enjoy the atmosphere?

We have to tell Red Bull numbers and menu choices by November 24th. Please let Margaret know if you wish to attend, and be sure to include your choices from the menu above.

 


Margaret English

(or Phone 01606-834471)


Thursday Jan 17th

10 am - 3 pm

 
Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will continue work on Pierpoint Locks, probably Lock 56 (possibly 55).

Situated out in the countryside, the lock is accessible on foot from the small "lay by" just over the canal bridge on Roughwood Lane - post code CW11 4XX. There is space for 4 cars here. Travelling into Hassall Green village from the Sandbach Road along New Inn Lane, turn left into Smithy Grove ignoring the "Road Closed Ahead" signs onto Roughwood Lane (signposted Potters Barn). In approx. 200 yds. you will come to the bridge over the canal. The parking is just over bridge 146 on the left.

Once again, there are no toilet facilities. The lock is between Malkins Bank and Rode Heath where facilities are available. 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 18th

7:45 for 8 pm

 

Talk at the Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton (their website)

Note the new location for our talks

Murgatroyd's Brine Pump - Middlewich

 
Mike Walton will enlighten us on the purpose, the history and the present-day status & relationships of salt, canals, and Murgatroyd's Brine Pump.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)