Upcoming Events & Meetings


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Work Party - Banbury

26 September 2017

Work Party - Bridgwater

26 September 2017

Bridgwater Docks, TA6 3EX

Work Party - Burslem Port

26 September 2017

Luke St, Middleport, Stoke on Trent, ST6 3LY

Work Party - River Gipping

27 September 2017

Pipps Ford, Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8LJ or Baylham Mill Lock, Mill Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8LG


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IWA is organised through a network of 8 Regions and 33 local Branches. Branches hold events in their area, including work parties, fund-raising activities, walks and meetings.
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Essex Waterways

IWA’s subsidiary company Essex Waterways Ltd. took over the management of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in 2005 in order to prevent its closure.

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