North West Region

IWA's North West Region comprises:

Chester & Merseyside Branch
Manchester Branch
North Lancs & Cumbria Branch
Shrewsbury District & North Wales Branch


IWA North West Region Annual Social Event 2019

This will be held at St Chad’s Parish Centre on Saturday April 6th 2019

The programme of events is as follows;

11.00 Doors open
11.30 Welcome and short update on the Lancaster Canal Regeneration Partnership and the Lancaster Canal bicentenary celebrations by Audrey Smith OBE.
12.00 Buffet lunch
1.00 Region Chairman Sir Robert Atkins and awarding of the Region Prizes.
Presentation on the history of the Lancaster Canal by Bill Froggatt
2.00 – 3.00 A chance to walk along the disused length of the Lancaster Canal where it separates from the Leeds & Liverpool near Johnsons Hillock. This walk will be led by Bill Froggatt, C&RT Heritage Advisor and includes a tunnel so boots and a torch are suggested.
3.30 Finish, (the hall will be available for a comfort break up to 3.30)

Cost £10.00 per person to include lunch and a hot drink with lunch, money will be collected on the door.

Email Alan Platt Region Secretary by 23rd March.


St Chads is at 235 Town Lane, Whittle le Woods, near Chorley, PR6 8AJ. It is behind the former Red Cat Pub, easily accessible from junction 8 of the M61; (take the first left turn for Wheelton off the A674, then first left); or from junction 3 of the M65 take the A674 for Wheelton then the second right turn for Wheelton and the first left, there is ample parking at St Chads.

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