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Work Party - Rugeley

9 December 2016

Leathermill Lane Canal Bridge 66 (by Tesco) on the Trent and Mersey Canal in Rugeley, Staffs, WS15 2HN

Talk - IWA North Staffs & South Cheshire

9 December 2016

Stoke-on-Trent Boat Club, Endon Wharf, Post Lane, Endon, STOKE-ON-TRENT, ST9 9DT

Work Party - River Gipping

10 December 2016

Pipps Ford Needham Market, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8LJ

Baylham Mill Lock, Mill Lane, Ipswich, Suffolk IP6 8LG

Work Party - Firepool Lock

10 December 2016

Firepool Lock Canal Car Park, Canal Road, Taunton TA1 1PJ

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Campaigning for the use, maintenance, and restoration of Britain's inland waterways

IWA is the leading membership charity dedicated to protecting and restoring Britain’s network of canal and river waterways. We use our extensive experience and member knowledge to formulate expert policies as well as undertake local and national campaigns that have a real impact on the UK's inland waterways.

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IWA Campaigns

IWA campaigns for 100% of Britain's inland waterways. IWA’s vision is to see a widely-appreciated and well-maintained network of inland waterways available for the benefit of all.
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IWA Local

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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For Kids

WOW is IWA's programme of activities for children. Materials can be used wherever young people might like to learn more about our inland waterways and their history.
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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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IWA's Waterway Recovery Group volunteers have helped restore many derelict waterways in Britain through their week-long Canal Camp working holidays and weekend digs.
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