IWA Northampton Branch Events

Meetings & Talks 

Boat Gathering - We are holding a mini boat gathering in conjunction with the Village at War weekend 7&8 Sept 2019, more info on the boat gathering page.

We hope to see you there!


- Start time 8pm on second Tuesday of every month at the Walnut Tree, Blisworth unless otherwise stated

October 8th
Speaker: Tim Colghan — Life and times of Aubrey Berriman, Shipwright to Raymond

November 12th
Speaker: Phil Mulligan — Canal & River Trust Update

December 10th
Speaker: John Pomfret — Christmas quiz

January 14th
Speaker: Roger Butler — A West Midland Circuit, 49 years ago

February 11th
Speaker: Richard Thomas — Story of the Panama

March 10th
Speaker: Chris R Jones — AGM - The story of Raymond, the last wooden boat

April 14th
Speaker: Mike Partridge — Tales at the Tiller

May 12th
Speaker: John Pomfret —River Waterways of NE England

Branch Annual Dinner

The branch Annual Dinner is to be held at The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne on 16th November 7pm

To book your place(s) please send us your completed  booking form

Branch Task Party Dates on the Northampton Arm 2019

Tasks carried out include everything from vegetation clearance and painting to litter picking. Something for all abilities and fitness levels. All task parties normally start at 10am unless otherwise specified, through to around 2pm, but if you can just spare as little as an hour you will still be very welcome. Please bring a packed lunch and wear suitable clothing. Start points vary depending on work to be carried out and full PPE & life jackets will be provided depending on scope of work being carried out. Please contact Geoff Wood (e-mail below) for details of start points and parking. 

Task Parties in 2019 (subject to change)

Sunday 4th August
Tuesday 20th August
Sunday 1st September
Tuesday 17th September
Sunday 6th October
Tuesday 15th October
Sunday 3rd November
Tuesday 19th November
Sunday 1st December
Tuesday 17th December

For details contact geoff.wood@waterways.org.uk

Other Work Parties

As well as Branch organised task parties on the Northampton Arm, there are a number of Canal Societies and Adoption Groups actively assisting the Canal & River Trust in maintaining and conserving our inland waterways throughout Northamptonshire. They all welcome volunteers and full training will be given. There will probably be a group near you who will be delighted to hear from you.

Blisworth Canal Partnership

Contact via their website

Buckingham Canal Society

Further details can  be obtained from Athina Beckett on 01908 661217 or see BCS website.

Braunston Canal Society

Further details contact Dave Weller or Clive Joynson at braunstoncanalsociety@gmail.com

Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership

Further details see SBCP website

Whilton and Buckby Locks Association

Further details contact Rod Wyles at wbla@wbla.org.uk or see WBLA website

Please Note

Entries in bold are organised by IWA Northampton Branch, all other events are the responsibility of other local bodies and details are provided for information only.

Northampton IWA Branch Meetings during the winter are held at The Walnut Tree PH, Blisworth. Food and drink is available.