Welcome to the Lichfield Branch webpages.
See below for forthcoming meetings and activities, and how to contact us.
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The Branch welcomes new volunteers to help with individual events or to join the committee.
Every Friday to March 2019 – IWA Lichfield Branch and CRT joint Work Party. A weekly work party on the Trent & Mersey Canal to help clear offside vegetation. CRT will provide a workboat, equipment and supervision. Prior training on use of a wood chipper and/or a pole saw may be needed. Starting at Fradley Junction and working north. 9.30 am – 3.30 pm. Location is dependent on work. Be prepared for the weather and bring a packed lunch. For more information or to volunteer contact Neil Barnett email@example.com
Wednesday 20th February 2019 – “Focus on the Lichfield Canal”. An illustrated talk by Bob Williams of Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust on progress with the restoration project. 7.15 for 7.30 pm at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield, WS13 8AY.
If you can print off and display a Poster for this event in your area, please download a pdf file here.
Thursday 14th March 2019 – Handsacre and the Trent & Mersey Canal Walk. This is an easy 4½ mile walk across farmland, along a quiet country lane and the canal towpath. There are 4 stiles and the terrain is flat. Leaving the car park we walk a short distance along Uttoxeter Road to join the Trent & Mersey Canal at bridge 58. After a few yards we go through a gap in the hedge and cross farmland heading towards King's Bromley. At the A513 we then turn south along Shaw Lane and rejoin the canal at bridge 55. We follow the tree-lined towpath back to our starting point, with extensive views westwards towards Cannock Chase. Meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 am start in the car park of The Olde Peculiar, The Green, Handsacre, WS15 4DP. Contact Clive Walker on 07866 201873 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 20th March 2019 – Annual General Meeting and Social Evening. The short formal business of the AGM will be followed by a review of our year in photos, and then a social interlude with refreshments. The evening will conclude with an illustrated talk on progress with the Stafford Riverway Link restoration project by Ivor Hind, SRL Chairman. 7.15 for 7.30 pm at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield, WS13 8AY. (See AGM Agenda)
Wednesday 17th April 2019 – “The Blue Ribbon across Sweden: Our Barge on the Göta Canal”. An illustrated talk by Nicholas Bostock. 7.15 for 7.30 pm at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield, WS13 8AY.
If you would like to receive a monthly email with the latest details of our Branch meetings, walks, work parties and other acivities please ensure that IWA has your current email address by contacting our Membership Secretary at email@example.com
Meetings: Our monthly meetings are held at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield, Staffs. WS13 8AY. For directions and a map see the Martin Heath Hall page.
All our meetings are open to the public. There is no charge to attend but donations are requested to help cover expenses. Refreshments are available in the interval. We have a raffle (raffle prize donations welcome) amd our sales stand is often present with waterways books, guides and IWA clothing etc. We aim to complete the meetings by 10 pm.
Walks: Non-members are welcome on our walks, for which there is no charge, although a donation of about £1 per person is appreciated.
For other waterway meetings and events in the Lichfield Branch area organised by local canal societies and trusts see the Local Links page.
For further information contact us on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or look at our Committee page to see who does what and contact the appropriate person direct.