Can you help to set up and man our branch stand at the 2019 IWA Festival of Water held over the August Bank Holiday weekend, 24th to 26th August 2019? We will be setting up on Friday 23rd August; even a couple of hours will be welcome! We will also be having our annual Lock Aid at Marsworth lock 39 on Saturday and Sunday, 10th and 11th August.
If you think you could lend a hand please contact John Brice at email@example.com or on 07740 733241.
Friday 20th September - travel to Norbury Junction on the Shropshire Union Canal to embark on the trip boat 'Shropshire Star'. Cruise to High Onn and return with a Fish and Chip luncheon en route. There is a licensed bar plus tea and coffee on board. Peter Brown from the Shropshire Union Canal Society (SUCS) will act as our host, noting points of interest and briefing us on the current story of the Canal. There will be a short break at Norbury Junction to stretch our legs and explore the area.
Saturday 21st September - we are visiting and being hosted today on the Montgomery Canal. In the morning we visit Aston Locks and the adjacent nature reserve. Much of the Montgomery Canal is a SSSI and the nature reserves are an essential component of the restoration. Lunch is included and will be at the Queens Head. In the afternoon we visit a restored section, Redwith Bridge to Crickheath Basin. Crickheath Basin is currently being restored by contractors and will form the temporary terminus of navigation.
Our host for the day will be David Carter, SUCS Restoration Project Manager. 12:30 Arrive back at the 'Queens Head' for lunch.
Sunday 22nd September - so to Ironbridge, site of the birth of the Industrial Revolution. Our guide will be David de Haan, a former Director of the Ironbridge Museums. Starting at the Iron Bridge we will also visit the Museum of the Gorge, the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and the Coalport China Museum and Blists Mill Victorian town where there are several restaurants
The Ironbridge complex totals 10 museums; our visit has selects four sites which it is felt are best suited to a day's exploration; however, should you wish to return for more, your tickets will be valid for a year!
The cost of the Weekend Away will be £285 per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room. The single room supplement will be £65.
Coach pick-up points from Amersham, Chesham, High Wycombe or Watford Junction Station.
Two nights at the Telford Hotel and Golf Resort, includes dinner, bed and breakfast. The hotel has a swimming pool as well as other attractive facilities.
Contacts for booking:-
|Colin Bird||01932 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dave Chapman||07807 email@example.com|
|John Brice||07977 firstname.lastname@example.org|
DATE FOR THE DIARY
2020 Trip will be to the Grand Western Canal, the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal and the West Somerset Railway; dates will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 18th, 19th and 20th September 2020. Full details will be available early 2020!
The Branch also holds regular talks and meetings between September and April.