Chelmsford Branch

View our Social Meetings page to see upcoming events

Also see the pages for Essex Waterways Ltd.


Chelmsford River Festival 23rd June to 1st July

Join us in Springfield Basin on Sunday 1st July 2018. Events include:

  • Live Music
  • Boat Trips aboard the “Blackwater Dawn”
  • Cream Teas aboard the “Victoria”
  • Gathering of boats from the Sandford Boating Club
  • Presentation by IWA Chelmsford Branch “Promoting the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation”

Find out more about Chelmsford Festival.

Groups represented at Springfield Basin include:

IWA | Essex Waterways | Chelmer Cruises | Waterway Recovery Group | Chelmer Canal Trust | Sandford Boating Club | Blackwater Boats | The Susan Trust

Social Meetings

Social meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of each month from September until May at the the Galleywood Heritage Centre.

For further information contact: Dennis C Padfield, IWA Chelmsford Branch Press and Publicity Officer, on 07813 438887 or email

Search for waterway events in your area using our online events calendar.

Contact the Branch

Mrs Chris Chandler