Middlesex Branch

The Inland Waterways Association has Branches throughout the country to which the individual members belong either because they live within the Branch area or because they have requested membership of that Branch.

Come along to a Branch meeting

The Middlesex Branch covers the West of London and holds it’s Social Meetings on the second Tuesday in each month with the exception of July, August and December 2019.

The Social Meetings are held at the Hillingdon Canal Club, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2QX which is immediately adjacent to the Uxbridge Boat Centre on the Grand Union Canal.

The meetings commence at 8 p.m. and we have invited speakers to come and give us a talk and / or a visual presentation on various topics most of which have a waterways connection. These talks which are normally illustrated have included such subjects as Nature Conservation, Wildlife and restoration work being done by various Canal Societies.

You are all very welcome indeed and we look forward to seeing you at our Social Meetings. You do not have to be an IWA member to attend the meetings so please come along.

12th February                       The Caledonian Canal by Judy Hazelgrove

12th March                           AGM & Quiz Night

9th April                               Waterways Past & Present by Steve Haywood

4th – 6th May                        Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice, London

14th May                              BBQ

11th June                             Skittles Match

July & August                       No meetings

7th – 8th September             Slough Canal Festival

10th September                   Preparing your boat for winter

21st – 22nd September        Open House Weekend at Hanwell Flight - www.openhouselondon.org.uk

8th October                         Members Evening - tell us about your summer escapes/ favourite canal

12th November                   The restoration of nb Raymond by Robin Bishop

10th December                   Mulled Wine & Mince Pies and a Christmas quiz

Can you help?

The Branch also has a Sales Stand which attends various events from May to September. These include Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice, London over the May Bank Holiday weekend, Ruislip Woods Festival in May, the Ware Boat Festival and Hayes Carnival in July and the Slough Canal Festival which is held in September.

If you are interested in helping out on the Sales Stand at any of the above events then please contact our Sales Officer Robin Bishop on 020 8452 2632 or e-mail middlesex@waterways.org.uk for more information.

If you would like any further information please do not hesitate to contact one of the following Committee members:-

Keith Clayton, Acting Chairman on 020 8573 0883 (Home).

Keith Clayton, Treasurer on 020 8573 0883 (Home).

Robin Bishop, Secretary on 020 8452 2632 (Home) or 07899 816998 (Mobile).

Join the team?

IWA Middlesex Branch are looking for someone to help with social media. You do not have to be a Middlesex member, and all of this can be done on line. Please contact Keith Clayton (details above) for more information. 


All our meetings take place at the Hillingdon Canal Club (see above) with the doors opening at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. 

For more information contact middlesex.socials@waterways.org.uk

Contact the Branch

Robin Bishop

Local Waterways

Grand Union Canal