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Posters1930-STYLE RAILWAY POSTERS DISPLAYED          -      AT CHESHIRE’S LION SALT WORKS MUSEUM

Read more: ICONIC 1930-STYLE RAILWAY POSTERS PROMOTING MID CHESHIRE LINE

103Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 103          -          Talks, clearance and new book

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 103

FestivalANDERTON BOAT LIFT’S ANNUAL BEER and CIDER FESTIVAL          -           FRIDAY 26 MAY – SUNDAY 28 MAY

Read more: ANDERTON BOAT LIFT’S ANNUAL BEER & CIDER FESTIVAL

Yacht Art Deco yacht opens Harleyford Estate Marina      -  Multimillion piece of Hollywood History

Read more: Art Deco yacht opens Harleyford Estate Marina

Bishop FUN-PACKED SALT SUNDAY ON THE TRENT & MERSEY CANAL      -  ART, MUSIC AND SCIENCE ON SUNDAY 7 MAY

Read more: FUN-PACKED SALT SUNDAY ON THE TRENT & MERSEY CANAL

EggsNorthwich Hosts Free Easter Extravaganza On Saturday 15 April      -     Trail Between The Anderton Boat Lift, Lion Salt Works Museum and Northwich Woodlands

Read more: Northwich Hosts Free Easter Extravaganza

Magic MAGIC COMPETITION AT CHESHIRE'S LION SALT WORKS      -     SATURDAY 30 APRIL – MONDAY 1 MAY

Read more: MAGIC COMPETITION AT CHESHIRE'S LION SALT WORKS

Ducks Leicester Marina Back to Full Capacity                                      Just in Time for Spring!

Read more: Leicester Marina Back to Full Capacity

WorkPartySUMBA WORK PARTY- December Update                      Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch Adopters

Read more: SUMBA WORK PARTY February Update

DecemberSUMBA WORK PARTY- December Update                      Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch Adopters

Read more: SUMBA WORK PARTY December Update

LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 96        - TV star role, Christmas, and seminar display!

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 96

Python Bonfire Bash on the Chesterfield and Cromford canals      -     Waterway Recovery Group (WRG) helps out

Read more: Bonfire Bash on the Chesterfield and Cromford canals

Harleyford 148 extra berths along the Thames      -     Harleyford Estate’s Second Marina Underway

Read more: Harleyford Estate’s Second Marina Underway

PoppiesPoppy Appeal ‘Wall Of Remembrance’ Lion Salt Works Museum, Located On The Trent & Mersey Canal

Read more: Poppy Appeal ‘Wall Of Remembrance’

StainlessStainless gates help Eels at Caversham         - latest update to this centuries old site

Read more: Stainless gates help Eels at Caversham

BCSVolunteers commence next phase of canal restoration    -    former Bridge 1 at Cosgrove

Read more: Volunteers commence next phase of canal restoration

MB&BLocks on the Manchester, Bolton and Bury canal                 -             The Big Dig Part 2

Read more: M, B & B - The Big Dig Part 2

FireworksANDERTON BOAT LIFT’S FIREWORK SPECTACULAR          -           SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER

Read more: ANDERTON BOAT LIFT’S FIREWORK SPECTACULAR

TeddingtonTeddington Lock Offices get Spruce-up          -      location of Monty Python’s ‘Fish Dance’ sketch

Read more: Teddington Lock Offices get Spruce-up

FestivalWhite Mills Marina joins in Nene Valley Festival 2016          -      Open Day on Sunday 18th September

Read more: White Mills Marina Festival

SaleSale of Canal and River Books:          -      Major auction on Wednesday, 21st September.

Read more: Sale of Canal and River Books

WildWestWILD WEST ACTION COMES TO THE NORTH-WEST’S ANDERTON BOAT LIFT THIS WEEKEND:     SATURDAY 17 – SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Read more: WILD WEST ACTION COMES TO THE NORTH-WEST’S ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

FishermansNetSUMBA WORK PARTY September 2016                            Reduced strength in holiday period

Read more: SUMBA WORK PARTY Sept 2016

LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 94        - Seminar, and Christmas starts here!

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 94

BridgeStoke Bruerne’s Village at War Weekend           - Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September

Read more: Stoke Bruerne’s Village at War Weekend

DrippingTunnelCollapsed Canal Tunnel Explored             - Chesterfield Tunnel closed for a Century

Read more: Collapsed Canal Tunnel Explored

Party91SUMBA WORK PARTY No.91                            Backfilling, fencing, but mostly Bridges

Read more: SUMBA WORK PARTY No.91

Lion Salt WorksWINNER: TRENT & MERSEY CANAL'S LION SALT WORKS      - celebrity chef presents award

Read more: WINNER: TRENT & MERSEY CANAL'S LION SALT WORKS

BeforeAfterBathampton’s New Towpath a Hit with Locals     - work done by engineering contractors

Read more: Bathampton’s New Towpath a Hit with Locals

MarinaWhite Mills Marina celebrates bridge opening          -      Nene Path footpath reopened

Read more: White Mills Marina celebrates bridge opening

CaptDanFREE FAMILY SUMMER FUN BY THE RIVER AT ANDERTON BOAT LIFT from Monday 15 August – Friday 19 August

Read more: FREE FAMILY SUMMER FUN BY THE RIVER AT ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 93        - Pokemon Go spotting, and eBay.

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 93

MusicFestTOP SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AT ANDERTON BOAT LIFT from Monday 12 August – Friday 20 August

Read more: TOP SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL AT ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

MaintenanceSUMBA WORK PARTIES - MAKING A DIFFERENCE!                  Grit, Rot, and Tree-huggers

Read more: SUMBA WORK PARTIES - MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

BusFree Transport Festival at Iconic Anderton Boat Lift SATURDAY 23 JULY – SUNDAY 24 JULY

Read more: Free Transport Festival at Iconic Anderton Boat Lift

LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 92        - walks, wildlife, and Woodhouse Inn, Woodend, Worksop.

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 92

Lock CleaningMcDonald’s Clean-Up on the Chesterfield Canal                 All done by volunteer groups

Read more: McDonald’s Clean-Up on the Chesterfield Canal

Lock PaintingSUMBA WORK PARTY No 81 - Saturday June 11                         Wardle and Stanthorne Locks

Read more: SUMBA WORK PARTY No 81 - Saturday June 11

Boat LiftAnderton Boat Lift Procession, Cheshire               - Historic Yarwoods Boats - Built in Northwich - Sunday 19th June

Read more: HISTORIC YARWOODS BOATS PROCESSION THROUGH ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 91        - tripboats, engine sheds, and wills.

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 91

Boat PullCanal boat pull gets off to a great start                           - Councillor shifts 10 ton boat

Read more: Canal boat pull gets off to a great start

PainterWhite Mills Marina Open Days        - on the River Nene at Earls Barton. Half-naked man optional

Read more: Marina Open Days

Lion Salt WorksTRENT & MERSEY CANAL'S LION SALT WORKS MUSEUM      - celebrates first anniversary

Read more: TRENT & MERSEY CANAL'S LION SALT WORKS MUSEUM

Crowd Chesterfield Canal Trust’s new tripboat officially named          - in elaborate ceremony

Read more: New Tripboat named - Chesterfield Canal Trust

IlluminatedTrailboat Festival a huge success                        Spring Bank Holiday, Chesterfield Canal.

Read more: Trailboat Festival a huge success

BunyanBoatVolunteers wanted for the John Bunyan          - at the helm or on the land, for Bedford's Community Boat

Read more: Volunteers wanted for the John Bunyan - Bedford's Community Boat

IlluminatedIlluminated boat parade at Canal Festival              Saturday 28th May, Chesterfield Canal.

Read more: Illuminated boat parade at Canal Festival

SUMBA workSUMBA Work Parties - May and June         Next June 11th, Middlewich - SHROPSHIRE UNION MIDDLEWICH BRANCH

Read more: SUMBA Work Parties - May / June

BEER AND CIDER FESTIVALANDERTON BOAT LIFT’S ANNUAL BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL IS BACK  27th May - 29th May

Read more: ANDERTON BOAT LIFT’S ANNUAL BEER AND CIDER FESTIVAL IS BACK

StaveleyNew gates at Staveley Town Lock ahead of the National Trailboat Festival  27th May - 29th May

Read more: New gates at Staveley Town Lock ahead of the National Trailboat Festival

Chesterfield LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 90       - Wanted: Festival volunteers, Flotilla volunteers. Parade volunteers! 

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 90

SUMBASUMBA Work Parties - April/May          - Reports and next dates for Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch Adopters

Read more: SUMBA Work Parties - April/May

PullRAISE MONEY WITH A SPONSORED BOAT PULL    raise funds for your organisation or your favourite charity...

Read more: RAISE MONEY WITH A SPONSORED BOAT PULL

BlisworthBLISWORTH CANAL FESTIVAL 2016          - Saturday August 13th & Sunday August 14th

Read more: BLISWORTH CANAL FESTIVAL 2016

Steam TransportSTEAM TRANSPORT WEEKEND ON 1-2 MAY          - May Bank Holiday at the award-winning Lion Salt Works Museum on the Trent & Mersey Canal

Read more: STEAM AT LION SALT WORKS

VikingsVIKING INVASION WEEKEND AT ANDERTON BOAT LIFT ON 14-15 MAY          - Free displays and demonstrations

Read more: VIKING INVASION WEEKEND AT ANDERTON BOAT LIFT

Litter"CLEAN FOR THE QUEEN" litter picking          - SHROPSHIRE UNION MIDDLEWICH BRANCH ADOPTERS

Read more: Clean For The Queen

MarinaWhite Mills Marina is finally open for business!          -  site office in place ready for Open Day

Read more: White Mills Marina is Finally Open!

Chesterfield LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 89       - Tapton Lock Visitor Centre under threat; Trailboat Festival at Staveley 

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 89

Revolutionary Bridge Floats Innovative new material - revolutionary new bridge floats into position    Needs no maintenance

Read more: Revolutionary Bridge

Fitting Spill Weir CulvertsRace against time at Staveley Basin          -   will it be ready for Trailboat Festival in May?

Read more: Race against time at Staveley Basin

John Varley The Chesterfield Canal Trust will soon be selling its tripboat. - Making last few trips before replacement

Read more: John Varley Tripboat for sale

WorkSUMBA SUMBA’s 50th volunteering session details       - and December Session work party dates.

Read more: SUMBA’s 50th volunteering session

Chesterfield LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 85       Emulsion Buckets, Vote for Dave          

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 85

Marina View First boat at White Mills Marina, River Nene. Bees Knees moors up and services installed.

Read more: Marina News - First Boat at White Mills Marina

Lucas New Service available - Electrical Switches
Genuine Lucas toggle switches
Just £4.90 plus £2.50 P&P
Contact me stating quantity required by email or pay direct by Paypal!
canalcuttings@yahoo.co.uk

Read more: New Service available - Electrical Switches

StopLog1 Rusty old Stoplog maintenance gates to become part of history?     New Material mooted.

Read more: StopLog

Customer 1st Customer for new Whitemills Marina
Local man buys boat so he can have his pick of the 141 new moorings.                                                                                     .

Read more: 1st Customer for new Whitemills Marina

Childhood Childhood on London’s Canals
Looking for adults who as children lived on narrow boats, or children who are living there now                                                                                                                                                                     

Read more: Childhood on London’s Canals

LogoWaterway Recovery Group Chairman, Mike Palmer, appointed an MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours List

Read more: Waterway Recovery Group Chairman, Mike Palmer, appointed an MBE

Chesterfield Logo Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 78 Library meetings, canal video, boat for sale          

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 79

cuckoo1 Cuckoo named Dawn Rose
- first new Cuckoo boat to be built for over 80 years was officially named at Worksop Water Day at ceremony

Read more: Cuckoo named Dawn Rose

wedding Travel and Tourism students promote boat
                                                                                                                                                                     

Read more: Travel and Tourism students promote boat

IWA Logo IWA Lincolnshire Branch Campaign May "Tourism" Cruise cancelled due to EA Lock Closure

Read more: IWA Lincolnshire Branch campaign Cruise Cancelled

Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society logo Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society Newsletter 35, May 2015: link to site of "Clogs & Gansey"

Read more: Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society Newsletter 35

Chesterfield Logo Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 78    Help Groups, trip-boats and food, van appeals, wildlife blogs, walking festival and Motown night

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 78

Plaque Thanks Everybody! - Anniversary plaque at Tapton Lock unveiled by the Mayor of Chesterfield

Read more: Anniversary plaque at Tapton Lock unveiled

Cuckoo boat The first Cuckoo boat to be built for over 80 years has been safely launched on the Chesterfield Canal.

Read more: Cuckoo launched safely- Chesterfield Wooden boat

Chesterfield Logo Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 77
Country Parks, Norwood Tunnel meeting, Roundhouse bid, and many more things in the next month or two.

Read more: More Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 77

New Windows John Bunyan Boat Cruising Season Starts Again: - book now through their new web site

Read more: John Bunyan Boat Cruising Season Starts

Viktoria Historic Barge project open days May day Bank holiday weekend, 2015                                                  

Read more: Historic Barge project open days May day Bank holiday weekend, 2015

Map Chesterfield Canal History Days                                                                                

Read more: Chesterfield Canal History Days

Montgomery Steamers Making Waves, a programme of events showcasing the Montgomery Canal in Wales, is under way.

Read more: Making Waves, a programme of events showcasing the Montgomery Canal in Wales

BoatCafe The Boat Café Narrowboat celebrates its first birthday at Easter on the Kennet and Avon

Read more: The Boat Café Celebrates its first birthday

Himalayan Balsam Root Out Himalayan Balsam This Summer - IWA Calls for Public’s Help to Stop the Invader

Read more: Root Out Himalayan Balsam This Summer

IWA logo IWA Waterways Triathlon 2015 Opens for Registration                                                  

Read more: IWA Waterways Triathlon 2015 Opens for Registration

IWA Logo Canal enthusiasts celebrate Fortieth anniversary of Shrewsbury, District & North Wales branch

Read more: 40 years on - Shrewsbury, District & North Wales branch

Chesterfield LogoChesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 76 History Days, Bands, Easter Bunnies, Silver Band, Louth Navigation, 2016 Calendars, and more!

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 76

Birdswood 76-YEAR-OLD CANAL BOAT IS LOOKING FOR NEW FRIENDS - March 31st Recruitment Open Day

Read more: 76-YEAR-OLD CANAL BOAT IS LOOKING FOR NEW FRIENDS

1920s Workers What a difference 90 odd years makes - White Mills lock on the River Nene in Earls Barton.

Read more: White Mills lock on the River Nene

IWA Logo IWA South Wales Branch Introduces the Swansea Bay Integrated Waterway (SBIW) / Dyfrffordd Mewndirol Bae Abertawe

Read more: IWA South Wales Branch Introduces the Swansea Bay Integrated Waterway (SBIW) / Dyfrffordd...

IWA Logo Proposed link to Bridgwater & Taunton Canal - thanks to Tidal Surge Barrier on the River Parrett

Read more: Proposed link to Bridgwater & Taunton Canal.

Previous Trailboat Festival Chesterfield is to host the 'National Canal Festival' during Spring Bank Holiday, 2016.

Read more: Chesterfield to host National Canal Festival 2016

Canalway Cavalcade Little Venice "Canalway Cavalcade" - a free event held on May Bank Holiday, London.
An array of boats, trade show stalls and boater gatherings at this festival for water lovers.

Read more: Little Venice "Canalway Cavalcade" May Bank Holiday, London

Frisby_on_the_Wreake Fish belly water control gate - ECS designs and installs rejuvenated flood defence for EA
Precision engineering on remote canal.

Read more: Fish belly water control gate

Volunteers Whilton and Buckby Locks Association: Volunteers Urgently Required for Painting, Gardening, Strimming.

Read more: Whilton and Buckby Locks Association: Volunteers Urgently Required

Danny Historic Mersey boat 'Daniel Adamson' to be restored
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded £3.8million to restore the ‘Daniel Adamson’, a unique surviving part of the North West’s industrial and maritime history.

Read more: Historic Mersey boat 'Daniel Adamson' to be restored

Ainscough Barge in lock "H and R Ainscough" Grain Barge restoration project grateful for financial donation.

Read more: H and R Ainscough Barge restoration project grateful for financial donation.

Fire St Mary's Marina Prosecution: Barge being repaired in boathouse accidentally caught fire.

Read more: St Mary's Marina Prosecution: Boathouse fire

Buckingham Canal Society logo BUCKINGHAM CANAL SOCIETY 23RD AGM to herald a new era for Buckingham Canal Society

Read more: 23RD AGM TO HERALD A NEW ERA FOR BUCKINGHAM CANAL SOCIETY

FishPass New fish & eel passes help more species to migrate upstream: eel stocks have fallen by over 90%

Read more: New fish & eel passes help more species to migrate upstream

VouchersChesterfield Canal Santa Specials, Trip Vouchers, Calendars and newsletter update.

Read more: Chesterfield Canal Santa Specials, Trip Vouchers, Calendars

CC logo Leicester Riverside Festival Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 June - One of Leicester's biggest free festivals featuring activities on and off the water.

Read more: Leicester Riverside Festival 2015

CC logo The latest Melton & Oakham Waterways Society Newsletter, with festive greetings from the MOWS Committee..

Read more: The latest Melton & Oakham Waterways Society Newsletter

2014ConferenceGroupBedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust 5th Annual Partnership Conference - MP pledges support

Read more: Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust Annual Conference

 lock gatesRevolutionary material for lock gates comes to the UK: strong, lightweight and durable fibre reinforced polymers (FRP).

Read more: Revolutionary material for lock gates comes to the UK

 Making WavesMaking Waves on the Montgomery Canal in 2015 - Events from March to July Festival Weekend

Read more: Making Waves 2015

ScoutsRestoration volunteers get younger every day! - Scouts at Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust

Read more: Restoration volunteers get younger every day!

CanalCake DHL Delivers for Buckingham Canal Society - a homemade cake stall as part of the BCS annual festival

Read more: DHL Delivers for Buckingham Canal Society

HORSE-DRAWN CANAL RIDEThe High Sheriff of Derbyshire, David Coleman, was a VIP passenger aboard horse-drawn canal boat Birdswood as part of the Derwent Valley Mills Discovery Days programme

Read more: HIGH SHERIFF TAKES A HORSE-DRAWN CANAL RIDE

LogoInland WaterwaysAssociation, Lichfield Branch - New Year Evening Talks Programme

Read more: Inland Waterways, Lichfield Branch - New Year Programme

RefloatDetails of how the two-week wait was finally ended as private company River Canal Rescue stepped in. Is there a case for having a team like this on constant standby?

Read more: RCR to the rescue! Bath Boat refloated

Author They may be tough and hard-working, but the Chesterfield Canal Trust’s Volunteer Work Party has hidden depths. Roy Stringer has been on the Work Party for many years, and he has penned several books, the latest of which is called Ruffled Feathers.

Read more: Canal volunteer turns author

Bonfire Bash Waterway Recovery Group 40th Anniversary Reunion Camp - Big Bonfire Bash Reunion on the Chesterfield Canal from 7th to 9th November involved over 100 volunteers from all over the country.

Read more: Waterway Recovery Group 40th Anniversary Reunion Camp

GeorgeWaterways hero wins special award from Prime Minister. The 23 year old man from Matlock has worked on over 500 miles of UK waterways restoration schemes and now leads canal ‘camps’ to help people build confidence and learn new skills.

Read more: Waterways hero wins special award