Kent & East Sussex Branch

Thames & Medway Canal


Wednesday 24th July 2019 - Meet 10.30am
St. George's Church car park, Rectory Lane, West Grinstead, Horsham. RH13 8LR: Map here
Walk along the Baybridge Canal to Partridge Green (2.9 miles). Includes terminal basin and infilled lock. Meals at "The Partridge", with free lifts provided back to St George's. Afternoon exploration of the other lock and sites on the River Adur Eastern Branch.

Saturday 27th July 2019
Maidstone Fiver Festival
(with raft race and fireworks) Map here

Wednesday 21st August 2019
Hythe Venetian Fete

Thursday 17th October 2019
7.30 for 8.00pm: Strood Yacht Club, Knight Road, Strood, Kent. ME2 2AH: Map here
'Thames Tidal Defences': Nathan Ellis of the Environment Agency manages all the Thames tidal defences and will give an in-depth description of the operation of Woolwich and other barriers.

Thursday 21st November 2019 - 7.00 for 7.30pm
Upper Room, Perrymount Methodist Church, Perrymount Road, Haywards Heath. RH16 3DM (near the railway station and 200 yards from Clair Hall): Map here
'Fish-Passes': Tony Woolnough, Director of Fishways Ltd, is an internationally renowned specialist designer of fish-passes. He has been a SORT member from the start and lives near Lewes. Many fish-passes on the Ouse are ineffective and we hope Tony can tell us what should be done. Sussex Ouse Restoration Trust and IWAKES joint event.

Wednesday 11th December 2019 - 7.30 for 8.00pm
Gravesend Sailing Club, East Promenade, Gravesend. DA12 2BS: Map here
'Waterways Books': By Eric Garland. Get together with Thames & Medway Canal Association.

Thursday 23rd January 2020: 7.30 for 8.00pm
Strood Yacht Club, Knight Road, Strood, Kent. ME2 2AH: Map here
'RNLI – Innovations': Colin Brown of the Royal National Lifeboat Institute will extend on the great talk he gave at Strood in 2019.

Wednesday 19th February 2019: 7.30 for 8.00pm
Christ Church United Reformed Church, High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1SG:
Map here
‘IWAKES Annual General Meeting’ followed by ‘IWA Videos’ presented by Les Etheridge.

Tea and coffee are available at all IWAKES evening meetings.

Contact the Branch

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