Saturday 28th September
Morning - IWA AGM at St Thomas More Catholic Academy, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.
Afternoon – optional visits to Burslem Port and Middleport Pottery
Evening – illustrated talk about the Uttoxeter Canal and pie and peas supper, Longsdon, near Leek
Booking arrangements for the weekend can be found here
Sunday 29th September
12 noon to 4pm - a garden fete/fundraising event at Denford. People are encouraged to visit by boat, on foot or by car. Games, sales and activities. Refreshments will be available. Again, directions and further details will be available in the next issue of Knobsticks. If anyone would like to bring a stall to the event please contact Alison by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boating to the Silver Propeller locations
Over the weekend, and the days either side, boaters are encouraged to visit the two IWA Silver Propeller Challenge locations in our branch area – Froghall and Leek. To avoid congestion there is no specific timetable for this, but the boating can be done to peoples’ own timing around the events on the Saturday and Sunday.
Denford is at the junction of the Leek Arm and the main line and so moorings are available on both canals for those wishing to visit the Sunday garden fete.
More details, including boating times and local information, can be found on the IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch pages of the IWA website
IWA’s Silver Propeller Challenge
Each terminus of the Caldon Canal, Leek and Froghall, has been included in the Silver Propeller Challenge (and this event) as both have campaigning issues:
More details about IWA’s Silver Propeller Challenge (to visit at least 20 locations out of a list of over 40) can be found on the IWA website at www.waterways.org.uk/silverpropeller.
To register your interest in taking part in the event in the Caldon Canal September 2019 event, or to get involved in the planning of the weekend, please contact Alison Smedley by emailing email@example.com.