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Chesterfield Canal Trust E-Newsletter Number 79

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Welcome to our seventy ninth electronic newsletter.

Links and pictures to be added shortly

New Dawn Project
If you would like to become a friend of Dawn Rose, please see the attached form. Click here if you have not yet seen our launch article. The boat needs a sail. This will cost £540. If you are interested in sponsoring the sail, please contact Michael Edwards on [email protected] .

Promotions Team
Our Promotions Team will be at the following venues in the next few weeks. June 6th Lock Keeper pub at Worksop for the C&RT Event June 15th Hasland Gala July 4th Shireoaks Carnival 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 6 hour trips on June 10th and July 8th; £20/£15. Booking essential, ring 01629 533020. Seth Ellis will be running trips from the Gate Inn at Clarborough on June 6th & 7th and from the Boat Inn at Hayton on June 18th & 19th. Both pubs are offering 10% off food for those who have taken a trip. The first of this year’s Pirate trips will be on July 7th from the Hop Pole at Retford. Booking essential for all trips, 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 continue. See the attached flyers.

Booking clerks wanted
We need a group of at least three people to take bookings for our Santa Specials for all four boats. There will be a single phone number for all boats, using a SKYPE system. We take several thousand calls in three months, so you will be very busy. All bookings have to be carefully logged. Training will be given. Access to a relatively modern computer is essential. If you are interested, please reply to this email.

Supporters’ Group Meeting
The next meeting will be a visit to see Dawn Rose on Wednesday July 8th at the Shireoaks Sports & Social Club, Shireoaks Road, S81 8NA. We will go to Shireoaks Top Lock where Dawn Rose will be moored. From 7.30 p.m., members of the New Dawn building team will show everyone around, on, over and in the boat. Afterwards we will repair to the S&SC for some light refreshment.

Wildlife Watch
Not much this month – see the 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.

Chesterfield Library presentations
On Tuesday, June 23rd, the Chesterfield Civic Society is holding a meeting at Chesterfield Library & Information Centre, New Beetwell Street. Refreshments will be served in the café beside the Library lecture theatre starting at 6.15 p.m. At 7 p.m., HS2 Ltd will make a presentation; followed by a presentation by Robin Stonebridge, Chair of the Chesterfield Canal Trust. The meeting is open to all; free to members of the Chesterfield Civic Society, £2 for non members.

Waterways Heritage Day
Please see the attached flyer.

Click here to see a You Tube video with some amazing footage of our canal .

We have been sent the attached information about a boat for sale.

Concert at West Stockwith Yacht Club
Our members and Seth Ellis skippers, Chrissie Smith and Peter Piper are giving a concert at WSYC on Saturday August 22nd. Click here for further information.