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Talks, clearance and new book

Newsletter Number 103

Trip boats
Our tripboats do an amazing number of cruises. Here I only mention the special ones. To see the full list, see our Events Calendar – the cruises are in pink. John Varley will be running an Armed Forces Day cruise, with meal, on June 24th and other full length trips on June 14th and July 12th. Its Monday Lock Keeper cruises and its Wednesday Summertime Sailings continue. There will be walk-up trips on Madeline and/or John Varley every day in the school May half-term. Madeline starts its Wednesday afternoon Cream Tea cruises on 7th June. Seth Ellis will be doing trips from Retford Town Lock on June 17th and from the Gate Inn at Clarborough on June 3rd & 4th.

Talk at Brimington
John Lower will give a talk about the canal on June 16th at Brimington Community Centre, Heywood Street, Brimington, Chesterfield, S43 1DB, starting at 7.30 p.m. All welcome.

Volunteers needed for canal clearance in Derbyshire
DCC Rangers need help with clearing reeds for our tripboats on 7th June and pulling Himalayan Balsam on 24th June. See attached.

Supporters Group Meeting
Our next meeting will be on July 11th at the Speedwell Inn, Lowgates, Staveley, S43 3TT. There will be a tour of the micro-brewery at 7.30 p.m. All welcome.

Archaeological dig
If you have not yet signed up for our dig at Staveley in August, you can do so by clicking here.

James Brindley
Our promotional trailer (known at JB – James Brindley) will be at the following venues in the next few weeks:
June 11th Hasland Gala
June 24th Staveley Market
July 1st Misterton Gala
July 8th Harthill Carnival

If you would like to help, please come and try it for an hour or two. For further information email [email protected] . We will also have our indoor display at Dronfield Hall Barn on June 3rd.

The Clobber File
You may remember that Roy Stringer, a member of our Work Party, published a book a couple of years ago. He’s now written another. There are alleged references to some members of the Work Party. Buy it from Amazon and see for yourself.

Wildlife Watch It’s mostly birds this month, with a few flies and a bit of garlic.


Keep smiling!

Rod Auton.

Forward the Forty Six

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