Happy Anniversaries!

There have been celebrations of a number of significant waterway related anniversaries, recently.

This page has been set up as a place where we can proudly list them.

The Anniversaries are:-

Anniversary Which One Additional Information
2013 10th Uttoxeter Canal Restoration Starts On the 7th February 2003 work started on the top lock of the Uttoxeter Canal at Froghall
2013 50th Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust Starting off life as the Caldon Canal Committee, it became the Caldon Canal Society and in more recent years has changed its name to the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust
2014 40th IWA Stoke-on-Trent Branch The branch, now known as North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch, was formed in 1974.
2014 40th Caldon Canal Restoration The Caldon Canal reopened to navigation on 28th September 1974. IWA's National 2014 Annual General Meeting was held in Leek on the 27th September 2014, as part of a weekend of celebrations to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the reopening to navigation of the Caldon Canal, continuing on Sunday 28th September with the Caldon 40 celebration event at Cheddleton.
2016 40th Cheshire Canal Ring Restoration Although the Ashton and Peak Forest canals were reopened by 1974, the complete Cheshire Ring wasn't available until the Rochdale 9 reopened in 1976
2016 300th James Brindley 2016 will see the 300th anniversary of the birth of waterway engineer, James Brindley, who lived much of his life in Leek and who is buried in Newchapel near Kidsgrove. To find out about the various events going on, both in the North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch area, and around the country, have a look at the Brindley 300 pages.