***Please note: This meeting has been postponed***
2020 Annual Members’ Meeting and Branch AGM
Saturday, 4 April 2020 10.15am (for 10.30 start)
Our 2020 annual members’ meeting and AGM will be held in the quintessential Shropshire Union Canal village of Audlem. Our venue will be the Small Hall in the annexe to Audlem Public Hall, right by the (free) main car park in the centre of the village.
Well-known writer John Liley has agreed to be our speaker at the event.
John wrote the classic canal book “Journeys of the Swan” about his canal voyages in 1964/65, was later the editor of Motor Boat and Yachting, and has been a regular contributor to Waterways World for several decades. John’s latest book “The Trouble with Canals” was published by Audlem Mill a couple of years ago. John plans to talk about his career in waterways, including the campaigning of the 1950s and 60s, and what he has discovered in other countries - including the recent resurgence in freight barge traffic on the larger routes in France.
Our volunteers will provide a finger buffet lunch at a cost of £6.50 per head, payable on the day. To arrange the venue and catering, we would ask members to let us know in advance if they wish to attend, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After lunch there are lots of options for canal and country walks around Audlem. Branch chairman Michael Haig will lead a 40-60 minute circuit up the Audlem flight before striking off on country lanes and paths to return to the village.
When planning your travel, please note that there will be no access to the hall before 10am.