AGM Weekend Activities

There is a packed day of presentations and activities on offer and our local IWA branch, North Staffordshire and South Cheshire have plans that will keep attendees entertained for the full weekend.

As a way of celebrating the 45th anniversary of the restoration of the Caldon Canal, members are encouraged to visit the Caldon Canal by boat over the weekend, and to visit the two IWA Silver Propeller Challenge locations in the branch area (Leek and Froghall).

Please note: The AGM lunch, Saturday afternoon and evening activities need to be booked online.  You can book and pay for up to four people. Book online.

Saturday 28th September - afternoon

Burslem Arm Walk & Talk - 2.45pm / 4.30pm

Guided walk along the Burslem Arm of the Trent & Mersey Canal, led by Steve Wood, Deputy Branch Chairman, who will explain the current plans of Burslem Port Trust for the regeneration of the arm. There will be two guided walks of one hour, one departing at 2.45pm and the other at 4.30pm. No cost. Please note that spaces are limited. Book online.

Middleport Pottery- 2.45pm

Guided heritage trail visit to include Victorian offices, bottle oven, bathhouse, steam engine and ceramic mould store. The trail costs 5.50 full rate, £4.00 concessions (under 18/over 65) - visitors need to be at the pottery at 2:30pm ready to start at 2.45pm. Book online.

Saturday 28th September – evening

7.30 for 8pm start. Pie and peas supper with illustrated talk about the Uttoxeter Canal from Steve Wood. At Longsdon Memorial Hall, Leek Road, Longsdon, Staffordshire, ST9 9QF Cost £8.50 per person. Book online.

Sunday 29th September - 12 noon to 4pm

Hazelhurst Garden Fete

Fundraising for Staffordshire canal projects. Refreshments, games and activities, including IWA, CUCT and T&MCS sales stands. Bring your boat, historic vehicle or just yourselves and be prepared to buy things, eat cake and have a go on some of our guessing games to win some prizes. More details here.