Diary of Events

Date and Contact




1st December
7 for 7:30pm

Margaret English

or Phone

Meal at Red Bull

See Meetings page for details of the location

Our Society Christmas meal

Soup of the day : £4.50
Pate with festive relish and brown toast : £5.75
Crispy mushrooms with garlic mayo : £5.45
Whitebait with mayo and lemon : £5.75

Main Course
Turkey with all the trimmings : £12.95
Cod, bacon and brie fishcakes with redcurrant sauce : £10.95
Honey and mustard chicken breast : £13.95
Fillet of salmon with white wine and mushroom sauce : £14.95
8oz rump steak (grilled) with trimmings : £15.95

Sweets are available from the sweet trolley
for those with any room left

For vegetarians
Don’t panic! We are assured the honey and chicken breast option
can be adjusted by the chef to cater for the vegetarian palate!

Please let Margaret English have your order by Monday 20th November. Pay on the night.

Full details, including the menu and how to book will also be included in the November/December edition of “Grand Trunk


18th January
10 am – 3:30 pm

Tony Walker
or Phone
07708 320470

Cheshire Locks Working Party

The location will still be Lock 53 (Thurlwood Upper), the same as November. All that remains to be done on the lock is black and white Sadolin painting on the woodwork. However, there is still a lot of fence work to be done!

Parking infoLock 53 can be accessed ON FOOT via Farams Road, Rode Heath (Bargain Booze shop is on the corner). Parking usually available at the kerbside between Bibby Street and Farams Road on your left on the A533 Sandbach Road when travelling from Kidsgrove or Alsager via Church Lawton traffic lights into Rode Heath. (N. B. – Residents only parking in Farams Road ).

Alternatively, park on the Broughton Arms car park, cross the canal bridge and a walk of approx. 250 yds to access the lock from the towpath.

Toilet facilities are available at nearby Broughton Arms just a bit further up the canal.

We will meet as usual at 10-00 a.m. and work through until 3-00 p.m. If you are able to stay all day , please bring a packed lunch and a drink. Be sure to wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and marked with paint. Stout footwear is appropriate and bring along a waterproof in the event of rain.

John Lawson and myself will lead the work party (Contact Nos. 07940 878923 / 07708 320470  respectively).  We very much look forward to welcoming as many of you as are able to attend.



19th January
7:45 for 8pm

David Clegg

or Phone

Talk at Red Bull

See Meetings page for details of the location

Cruising the Mon & Brec
by Alan Cheytwyn

Alan’s film of his journey along the canal.

Please let David Clegg know in advance if you would like to join us for a meal before the talk.

If you would like anything adding to the diary (or correcting) please use the Contact Us page.