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.

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.

Meeting dates are listed below.

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 either of the following Committee members:-

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

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


2016 Speaker Programme    

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

Tuesday 13th September - Louise Heather - The Work of the Ealing Canoe Club - CANCELLED

Sunday 25th September - Hayes Town Canal Festival - A local canal side event held on and around the Grand Union Canal in Hayes Town. Runs from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. For more information go to the Canal & River Trust website.

Tuesday 11th October - Jeremy Batch - The Ins and Outs of Being a Lock Keeper

Tuesday 8th November - Richard Thomas - Gunpowder Plot

Tuesday 13th December - Christmas Social - Mince Pies, Mulled Wine and Waterways Quiz

Hillingdon Canal Club
Waterloo Road
Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 2QX
01895 254 531

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

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Contact the Branch

Robin Bishop

Local Waterways

Grand Union Canal