Winter Talks Programme Venues - Directions

Non members are very welcome at all our winter talks. which start at 7:45pm
Meetings are free though a donation towards their cost is usually requested 

EVERYONE WELCOME!!
If you have friends who are interested in canals please ask them along. You don't have to be an IWA member.

Several of us gather at Dukes 92 (see below) and eat together before the meeting
Aim for 6:30pm as service can sometimes take a little time.

 

Trip Boat Emmeline Pankhurst

 Potato Wharf, Castlefieds, Manchester, M3 4NB


includes directions to 
Castlefield Hotel

 

Directions

Situated in Castlefield Basin which is at the junction of the Rochdale Canal wih the Bridgewater Canal, the wharf can be reached by car by turning off Liverpool Road at Potato Wharf (the narrow slightly inconspicuous street just below and opposite the Museum of Science & Industry, behind the Castlefield Hotel).

Alternatively it is an easy walk from Deansgate train station or Deansgate-Castlefield tram stop which are adjacent to each other (bottom-right of map). You need to walk via Liverpool Street and Potato Wharf (street) because access to the boat directly from Castlefield Basin is not possible.

To reach the boat go on foot to the junction with Potato Wharf (~30yds from the side street above) and walk to the end of the paved pedestrian area which faces the junction, keeping towards the right. Cross the bridge over the canal arm and turn immediately left into a large residents parking area. Head diagonally across this towards the railway arches through which you will find Emmeline Pankhurst moored on the non-towing path side of the main line of the Bridgewater Canal just out of Castlefield Basins

Emmeline Pankhurst is owned by City Centre Cruises in Manchester who are offering a 10% discount to IWA Members for their Sunday lunch cruise. Read more.

Talks map

OTHER VENUES WHICH MAY BE USED

Dukes 92

18 Castle St, Manchester
 Click for location map
Web site

also see map above

 

Directions

Situated at the bottom of the Rochdale Canal where it joins the Bridgewater Canal, it can be reached by car directly from Deansgate (the Macunian Way end) or by taking Dukes Street (the second turning facing the Museum of Science & Industry on Liverpool Street). Alternatively it is an easy walk from Deansgate train station

CAR PARKING ADJACENT TO THE PUB IS FREE.

 

The Ukrainian Club

215 Stockport Road, Guide Bridge   

Ashton under Lyne OL7 0NP

Click for location map

 

Directions

By train: Guide Bridge Staion is about 400 yards away. Leave the station to turn right onto Guide lane . At the main road junction turn right into Stockport Road.. The Ukranian Club is in 300 yards, on the right just past Birch Street and is adjacent to a set of pedestrian traffic lights.

By car: Leave central Manchester on Ashton Old Road  (A635) and continue to where it meets the M60 at junction 23.  At this point take or from the M60 continue on the A635 towards Ashton.. After passing St. Peter's Church on the right follow the A635 as it turns right and almost immediately turn right again (A635/A6017) with the church still to your right.  As the A635 turns right, back towards Manchester, keep left into Stockport  Rd (A6017).  In  600 yards, the Ukranian Club is on the left just past Pottinger Street and is adjacent to a set of pedestrian traffic lights. There is a small amount of parking inside the gate.

 

The YHA

Manchester Conference Centre

 Potato Wharf, Castlefieds, Manchester, M3 4NB

Click for location map

 

also see map above

 

Directions

Situated at the bottom of the Rochdale Canal where it joins the Bridgewater Canal, it can be reached by car by turning off Liverpool Street at Potato Wharf (the turning facing the Museum of Science & Industry and behind the Castlefield Hotel). Alternatively it is an easy walk from Deansgate train station