PRESS RELEASE: David Suchet Visits IWA Stand at London Boat Show

Issue date: 10th January 2017

The Inland Waterways Association gave a helping hand to the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s fund-raising efforts by hosting an appearance by David Suchet CBE, Vice President of the Trust, on IWA’s stand at the London Boat Show on Monday 9th January.

David Suchet and trustees of the restoration trust outlined their current “Tunnel Vision” campaign, endorsed and supported by IWA, to raise £1 million before 2019 to install a tunnel beneath the main Birmingham-Lichfield railway line and so secure the restoration of the Lichfield Canal.

Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has also benefited from other assistance from IWA recently, receiving over £4,000 in IWA grants (£2,250 towards road signs to raise local awareness of the canals, and just under £2,000 towards costs for planning applications in respect of works at Darnford Lane).

David Suchet is also an honorary vice president of IWA and recently unveiled a historic building blue plaque at 11 Gower Street, the former London home of IWA co-founder Robert Aickman and the first office of The Inland Waterways Association.

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Photographs

David Suchet visits the IWA stand at the 2017 London Boat Show with representatives of Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Trust.

Higher resolution versions and alternative images available on request.

Press Contact

For further information please contact Alison Smedley, Press Office, The Inland Waterways Association, by emailing alison.smedley@waterways.org.uk or phoning 07779 090915.

Notes for Editors

The Inland Waterways Association

IWA is The Inland Waterways Association, a membership charity that works to protect and restore the country's 6,500 miles of canals and rivers.  IWA is a national organisation with a network of volunteers and branches who deploy their expertise and knowledge to work constructively with navigation authorities, government and other organisations.  The Association also provides practical and technical support to restoration projects through its expert Waterway Recovery Group.
IWA - Keeping our waterways alive.
www.waterways.org.uk

David Suchet visits the IWA stand at the 2017 London Boat Show with representatives of Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Trust.

Higher resolution versions and alternative images available on request.