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 July 20th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will (hopefully) finish painting and vegetation clearance at Lock 41 (Kidsgrove), as well as on the towpath bridge south of the lock. Parking is available at Kidsgrove Working Men's Club (post code ST7 1EF) which is a few seconds walk from the lock.


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 


Thursday Aug 17th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


We will (hopefully) be moving to a new lock (having finished Lock 41).

No details of which lock yet.


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 

Saturday Aug 26th
to
Monday Aug 28th
Sales Stand at IWA Festival of Water at Ilkeston

Why not come along and chat to us (or even help sell)

Roger Evans

(or Phone 07803-851340) 


Friday Sept 8th

7:30 pm

 Skittles at Stafford Boat Club

We are hosting a Skittles (9-pin bowling) competition at Stafford Boat Club, against IWA North Staffs & South Cheshire Branch.

There will be a "Fish and Chip" supper in the middle. This will be collected  from a local chippy, so please bring your own crockery and cutlery (and take it home to wash as we don't have access to the Boat Club kitchen).


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)  


Thursday Sept 21st

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


No details of which lock we will be working on yet.


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 


Thursday Oct 19th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


No details of which lock we will be working on yet.


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 Oct 20th

7:45 for 8 pm

Talk at The Big Lock Middlewich  (Directions) 

Ian Rogers : Knot Tying

Ian will talk about the International Guild of Knot Tyers and knot work. He will demonstrate how knots are tied and used both in boating and decoratively.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606) 


Thursday Nov 16th

10 am - 3 pm

Cheshire Locks Working Party


No details of which lock we will be working on yet.


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 Nov 17th

7:45 for 8 pm

Talk at The Big Lock Middlewich  (Directions) 

Ann Pollard : The Staffordshire & Worcester Canal

Ann is the Secretary, and much more, for the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal Society. She will give us an insight into their canal that we might not otherwise see.


Gillian Watson

(or Phone 01606-835606)


Friday Dec 1st

Time: TBA

Christmas Meal at Red Bull 

Details later - just reserve the date for now


Gillian Watson

(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


No details of which lock we will be working on yet.


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 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)