Diary of Events

 
Date and Contact

Event

 

Friday
3rd December
7 for 7:30pm

Email:
Roger Evans
or Phone
01606-834471

Christmas Meal at Red Bull Hotel

There is a large car park and the pub is alongside lock 43 of our canal.
See our Meetings page for the full address and telephone number.
See their own website (in a new tab) for more details.

View our Christmas Meal Menu ==> HERE

Please let Roger or Margaret know if you want to attend

NOTE: We have to let them have all meal choices by a week before the date of the meal (i.e. by Friday 26th November). Why not come along to our November meeting (see previous diary entry) and let us know then!

P.S. If you can’t eat sweet things, then you can order “cheese and biscuits” instead even though that option isn’t on the standard menu.

 

Thursday
20th January
10 am – 3 pm

Email:
John Lawson
or Phone
07940 878923

Cheshire Locks Working Party

We will  be continuing work at on Lock 46 of the Red Bull flight.

Parking will be available at CRT Red Bull offices, Congleton Road South, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3AP. Their car park entrance is diagonally opposite (i.e. other side of the road and other side of the canal  bridge) the Red Bull pub. Bus route is First No. 3 Hanley – Crewe to Red Bull crossroads. Train to Kidsgrove then along the canal towpath.  Toilet facilities will be available. 

Meet at 10 a.m. and, given good weather, we will work through to 3 p.m. 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.

It would be very helpful if you could advise John Lawson that you are planning to attend so that all the tools, equipment, lifejackets etc. can be provided.

 

Friday
21st Janauary
7:30 for 8 pm

Email:
Roger Evans
or Phone
01606-834471

Talk at Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton

There is a large car park and the pub is alongside lock 43 of our canal.
See our Meetings page for the full address and telephone number.
See their own website (in a new tab) for more details.

The changing scene and history of the Shropshire Union Canal
by Ian Wilson

The history and construction of the Shropshire Union canal – Part 1 from Nantwich basin to Ellesmere Port (images from 1967 to 2019 of buildings that no longer exist or have a new use) + Part 2 from Nantwich basin to Autherley Junction on the same theme.

 

Thursday
17th February
10 am – 3 pm

Email:
John Lawson
or Phone
07940 878923

Cheshire Locks Working Party

We will  probably be continuing work at on Lock 46 of the Red Bull flight, but please check back here nearer the date.

Parking will be available at CRT Red Bull offices, Congleton Road South, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3AP. Their car park entrance is diagonally opposite (i.e. other side of the road and other side of the canal  bridge) the Red Bull pub. Bus route is First No. 3 Hanley – Crewe to Red Bull crossroads. Train to Kidsgrove then along the canal towpath.  Toilet facilities will be available. 

Meet at 10 a.m. and, given good weather, we will work through to 3 p.m. 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.

It would be very helpful if you could advise John Lawson that you are planning to attend so that all the tools, equipment, lifejackets etc. can be provided.

 

Friday
18th February
7:30 for 8 pm

Email:
Roger Evans
or Phone
01606-834471

Talk at Red Bull Hotel, Church Lawton

There is a large car park and the pub is alongside lock 43 of our canal.
See our Meetings page for the full address and telephone number.
See their own website (in a new tab) for more details.

Warrington Transporter Bridge
by Margaret Ingham

Margaret is Chairman of the “Friends of Warrington Transporter Bridge”, She will tell us why there is a transporter bridge in Warrington, about other transporters in the world, what the future might hold for this local little known Scheduled Monument, and how you can help.

 
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