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Canal talk
David Dawson will give a talk about the Chesterfield Canal at Retford Library on Thursday 26th March at 7 p.m. Tickets cost £1. Booking essential, ring 01777 708424 or email [email protected] .

Promotions Team
Our Promotions Team will be at the following venue in the next few weeks
18th/19th April Barrow Hill Roundhouse for the Diesel Gala
If you would like to help, please come and try it for an hour or two. For further information email [email protected] .

There are still a few seats left for our Easter Bunny trips.
On 29th March, Seth Ellis will be running Easter Egg Hunt cruises from the Hop Pole, Retford, DN22 6UG. All children will get an Easter Egg. £6 per passenger. Booking essential, ring 07925 851569.
On 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th April, Hugh Henshall will be running Easter Bunny trips from the Lock Keeper, Worksop, S81 1TJ. An Easter Egg for every child, a drink and a hot cross bun for every adult. All tickets cost £5. Booking essential, ring 01246 477569.
On 4th April, the John Varley will be running Easter Bunny trips from Hollingwood Hub, S43 2JP. Every child will receive an Easter Egg with a drink and a hot cross bun for adults. There will also be a Picture Trail. All tickets cost £6. Booking essential, ring 01629 533020.
The John Varley will be doing a full day cruise on March 28th; tickets cost £20 and £15. It will be doing a luxury cruise with a meal at Hollingwood Hub, on St George’s Day, 23rd April; tickets cost £25 and £20. Booking essential for both trips, ring 01629 533020.
We also welcome the return of our walk-up cruises (no need to book in advance). Madeline will be running cruises every Saturday from Hollingwood Hub (S43 2JP) starting on 4th April, John Varley will be running cruises every Sunday from Tapton Lock (S41 7JB) starting on 5th April and Hugh Henshall will be running cruises every Sunday from the Lock Keeper (S81 1TJ) starting on 12th April.
During the school holidays, Madeline will run trips on Wednesdays and John Varley will run them on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

History Days at Hollingwood Hub
25th and 26th April. Please see the attached flyer.

Supporters’ Group Meeting
The next meeting will be a guided walk on Wednesday 13th May. We will meet at Kiveton Waters, Hard Lane, S26 6RP at 7.30 p.m. Dr Geraint Coles will explain the restoration plans for the Norwood Tunnel section. We will walk back to the eastern portal of the Norwood Tunnel and then right up to the Poplar Farm underpass which will take the restored canal under the M1. Afterwards we will repair to the Beehive at Harthill for some well earned refreshment.

Woodhouse Prize Band
Many of you will have seen this superb Silver Band at Hollingwood Hub and/or our Festivals. We are delighted that they are doing a full concert at Hollingwood Hub on Friday 15th May. See attached.

Lost Wonders of the Waterways World Photograph Competition 2015
The closing date is 10th April. Click here for details.

2016 Calendars
We are collecting photos for our 2016 Calendar. Please reply to this email attaching any nice images that you have of any part of our beautiful canal.

Wildlife Watch
Recent submissions are attached. If you see any interesting or unusual wildlife anywhere along the canal, please reply to this email with details of what, when and where. If you could supply a photo, it would be even better. I will then put it in the next E-Newsletter.

Louth Navigation
The Louth Navigation has an e-petition to the Government, asking for the Louth Navigation Trust to have full access to restore and operate the Louth Canal. It closes on 31st March. If you would like to sign it click here. For more about the Louth Canal, click here.



For our Events Diary, click on www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/index.php/events-diary/month.calendar .