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Welcome to our seventy seventh electronic newsletter.

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] .

The John Varley will be doing a luxury cruise with a meal at Hollingwood Hub, on St George’s Day, 23rd April; £25/£20; and a normal 6 hour trip on 13th May; £20/£15. Booking essential for both, ring 01629 533020.
Hugh Henshall will be running Cake & Cruise trips from Laura’s Coffee Shop in Shireoaks on 2nd May; £10. It is also running Bracebridge return trips from the Lock Keeper on 9th May; £10. Booking essential for both, ring 01246 477569.
Seth Ellis will be running trips from Retford Town Lock on 4th May as part of Retford Charter Day; £4.50/£4. Ring 07925 851569.
Madeline will be running walk-up trips (no prior booking) every Saturday from Hollingwood Hub.
John Varley will be running walk-up trips every Sunday from Tapton Lock.
Hugh Henshall will be running walk-up trips every Sunday from the Lock Keeper with 20% off food in the pub for all those taking a trip.
Finally, the John Varley evening cruises will start in May. See the attached flyers.[later]

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

Friends of Dawn Rose
New Dawn Project - Operational Planning Meeting to be held at Hollingwood Hub on Tuesday 28th April starting at 7:30pm.
Please click here for further information.[later]

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 proper concert at Hollingwood Hub on Friday 15th May. See attached. Click here to buy tickets.[later]

2016 Calendars
We are still collecting photos for our 2016 Calendar. Please 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.

Friends of Woodlands and Coachwood Green
This Shireoaks group has submitted their planning application for the development of the country park centre; you can view it by clicking here. In particular, I suggest that you click on the first two documents to see what there is at present and what is proposed. The Friends would welcome letters of support for this planning application. You can find out more about the Friends by clicking here.[later]

Aegre online
It is possible to read the Inland Waterways Association magazine for the East Midlands, Aegre, online by clicking here.[later]

Down the Line
Please see the attached [later] which is part of the Barrow Hill Roundhouse bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. We are working with them to achieve this bid which would benefit the whole area, including Hollingwood Hub. We are hoping to join with them in an education programme.

Keep smiling! Rod Auton. Forward the Forty Six Hollingwood Hub, 22 Works Road, Hollingwood, Chesterfield, S43 2PF. 01246 477569.


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