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 23rd

10 am - 3 pm

 

Cheshire Locks Working Party

(Postponed from 16th November when weather wasn't suitable)

We will still be working at Church Locks 47 & 48, attempting to finish off the wood painting. As we need good weather, the date will be postponed again if necessary. Check with John.


Parking is available at "All Saint Church", Church Lawton, ST7 3DD.

It is then a 5 minute (quarter-mile) walk to the locks.


Volunteers are advised to wear stout footwear and old clothes, and to bring a packed lunch if staying all day. All tools are provided
 


John Brighouse

(or Phone 0780-887-8317 

 


Friday Dec 1st

7 for 7:30 pm

Christmas Meal at Red Bull 

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

Menu (announced 10th October) - Cost £17.95

Homemade Soup with Crusty Bread

Chef’s Pate with Melba Toast

Prawn Cocktail served with Brown Bread

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Traditional Roast Turkey with all the Trimmings

Traditional Roast Beef, Yorkshire Puddings, Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables

Oven Baked Darne of Cod topped with Lemon & Herb Crust

Vegetable Cannelloni with Mixed Vegetables in Tomato & Basil Sauce

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Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Apple Pie & Custard

Homemade Lemon Cheesecake


There will be the usual quizzes and a raffle. Why not come along and enjoy  the atmosphere. You could even buy your 2018 calendar.

Margaret English

(or Phone 01606-835606) 

Note =========>There is NO Work Party or Talk in December<========= Note  


Thursday Jan 18th

10 am - 3 pm 

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We hope to have finished working at Church Locks 47 & 48 in November(subject to weather), so please check back nearer the time.


Parking is available at "All Saint Church", Church Lawton, ST7 3DD.

It is then a 5 minute (quarter-mile) walk to the locks.


Volunteers  are advised to wear stout footwear and old clothes, and to bring a packed lunch if staying all day. All tools are provided 


John Brighouse

(or Phone 0780-887-8317) 


Friday Jan 19th

7:45 for 8 pm 

Talk at The Big Lock Middlewich  (Directions) 

Ray Johnson : Brindley and Wedgwood - Chalk and Cheese  

An appreciation of the career of James Brindley from contemporary correspondence and the writings of his great friend Josiah Wedgwood.

Plus video clips of some of the 300th Anniversary events in 2016, and extracts from Ray's documentary on the history of Canals and Canal Boats. Experts, archive film and unique personal reminiscences reveal the changing face of canals and the boats that worked them. 


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)