2019 IWA AGM Directions

By car

The postcode for the event is ST3 2NJ. Get directions from your location using Google maps.

By train

The nearest main line railway station is Stoke-on-Trent with good services from Manchester, Crewe, Birmingham, London and the south.  There is an hourly train service from Stoke-on-Trent to Longton (10 minutes walk from the AGM venue), departing at 33 minutes past each hour on Saturdays.  You can also catch a train direct to Longton from Derby (departing Derby at 42 minutes past each hour).  There is also a bus (number 11) which goes from outside Stoke-on-Trent station to Longton town centre.

By bus

Long distance buses and coaches arrive at Hanley Bus Station, from where you can catch a number 6 or 6A bus to Longton town centre (10 minutes walk from AGM venue).

By boat - from the Trent & Mersey Canal

The best area to moor is in the vicinity of Etruria and Festival Park.  From Shelton New Road (B5045 - Bridge 115 on the T&M or Bridge 3 on the Caldon) you can catch a number 101 bus, or from Etruria Road (A53 – Bridge 117 on the T&M) you can catch a number 4 bus, both to Hanley Bus Station where you will need to change buses and catch a number 11 bus to Longton town centre.  From there it is a 10 minute walk to the school where the AGM is being held.

Alternatively, you can moor in the vicinity of Trentham and catch a number 22 bus from Hem Heath Bridge (Bridge 106) towards Longton, which will pass along Longton Hall Road near the AGM venue.  

By boat - from the Caldon Canal

For those mooring in the vicinity of Denford on the Caldon Canal to be close to the other activities taking place over the weekend, transport is being arranged between Denford and the AGM venue.  Please email Alison Smedley if you wish to take up this offer.


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