Warwickshire Branch Talks

Monthly illustrated talks are given on the evening of the second Wednesday of each month between September and May, except January. Non-members are welcome.

Time: 7:30 pm. (The bar is open from 7:00pm.)

Location: Sports Connexion Leisure Centre at Ryton-on-Dunsmore - see adjacent map.

COVID-19 social distancing policies may affect these talks. Some may take place over ther internet by Zoom rather than at The Sports Connexion. Please check close to each talk.


9th 2020  (Wednesday)

The Work of a CRT Engineer

by David Fern – principal engineer, CRT.
This presentation will by by Zoom.

To access the meeting via the internet, you need to use this link.
If you would prefer to use a telephone, dial 0203 481 5237, 0203 481 5240, or 0203 901 7895.
When prompted, you will need to enter the Meeting ID: 869 4112 9230 and Passcode: 189907.


14th October 2020  (Wednesday)

The Sustrans Network & Towpath Sharing

by Martin Philpott – head of design & engineering (Midlands) at Sustrans.


11th November 2020  (Wednesday)

Restoration of the Bradley Arm

by Dave Pearson – IWA member.


9th December 2020  (Wednesday)

Life Saving First-aid Essentials

by Steve Vaughan – Willow Wren Training.
Followed by a buffet and quiz.


10th February 2021  (Wednesday)

Problems with Excess & Deficiency of Water

by Adam Comerford - CRT hydrologist.

Mar. 10th 2021  (Wednesday)

Branch AGM  followed by:
River Avon & Stratford Canal Activities

by Roger Clay & Clive Henderson.


14th April 2021  (Wednesday)

Canal Trading and the History of Fused Glass work in 'The Pod'

by Kate Webley & Pam Berridge.

12th May 2021  (Wednesday)

Birmingham Canals & Musical Boating Video

by Philip Clayton – Birmingham Canal Navigation Society.


For further information email: info.warwickshire@waterways.org.uk



Earlier This Season


11th September 2019 - CRT Involvement in Major Events in the Area

by Ian Lane – CRT Head of Operational Projects, West Midlands.


9th October 2019 - The Rise & Fall of the Rugby Radio Station

by Malcolm Hancock - former resident engineer and station manager.


13th  November 2019 - Neath and Tennant Canals

by Liz and Gareth Hughes.


11th December 2019 - Hartshill Yard Tour and Quiz Night

7:00 pm. Hartshill Yard, Atherstone Road, Hartshill, Nuneaton, CV10 0TB, then The Anchor Inn for food and quiz.



13th February 2020 - Chesterfield Canal – Past, Present & Future

by John Lowther.



11th March  2020 - Branch AGM  followed by:
Travelling the River Great Ouse

by Jackie & Richard Sanders.






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