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Welcome to our one hundred and sixth electronic newsletter.


Supporters Group Meeting
The next meeting will be on September 12th at Shireoaks Miners Welfare and Sports Club, Shireoaks Road, S81 8NA, at 8 p.m. for a talk and demonstration of fender making by George Findley. All welcome.

Hollingwood Hub Bazaar
Please see the attached flyer about this five day sale.

Tesco Bags of Help – please vote
You can support us by voting every time you shop until the end of August in any of these Tesco stores in Chesterfield:
Tesco Extra on the A61 by Tapton Lock
Tesco Metro in the Pavements Shopping Centre
Tesco Esso Express on Newbold Road
Tesco Whittington Express
Tesco Derby Road Express
The project with the highest number of votes will receive up to £4,000, the second placed project up to £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.
We have applied for funding to resurface the car park at Hollingwood Hub.

Archaeological Dig on TV
If you haven’t seen our press release or photo diary or the piece that appeared on Look North, click here.

HS2 Public Information Event
HS2 Ltd. is holding a series of meetings so that the public can find out how the design of the route will be developed and the environmental impacts assessed, click here. The nearest events to the canal are:
Speedwell Rooms, Staveley, 8th September, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Bainbridge Hall, Bolsover, 9th September, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Best Western Aston Hall Hotel, Aston, 14th September, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Trip boats
Our tripboats do an amazing number of trips. Here I only mention the special ones.
John Varley will be running full length trips on August 26th and September 13th. Its Monday Lock Keeper cruises continue. It is doing walk up trips on Tuesdays in the school holidays and special August Friday cruises.
Madeline will be doing a one way trip from Tapton Lock to Hollingwood Hub on September 10th, leaving at 12.00; only £5. It is doing walk up trips on Mondays and Wednesdays in the school holidays.
Seth Ellis will be doing return trips from the Chequers Inn at Ranby on August 26th, 27th and 28th and from Retford Town Lock on September 9th and 16th.
Hugh Henshall will be doing Shireoaks to Turnerwood return trips on 9th September.

Vegetation cutting – help needed
Python has an ambitious programme of vegetation cutting from September 20th to November 6th. If you would like to help, please sign up on Trip Manager, or if that means nothing to you, email [email protected]

2018 Calendars
Our magnificent new calendars are available from our website (click here) or from Tapton Lock Visitor Centre, our promotional trailer, our boats, Nona’s Coffee Shop, Laura’s Coffee Shop plus of course our shop at Hollingwood Hub.

The tickets for our concerts on November 22nd and February 22nd are now available from our Shop, click here.

Worksop to Kiveton Bridge walk
Saturday September 16th: “Twists And Turns On The Towpath!”
The Chesterfield Canal towpath forms the spine of this walk, however we’ll leave it a few times to explore field and woodland paths nearby. Start: 10.15 a.m. at Worksop station; finish: Kiveton Bridge station. Distance: 9 miles. Leader: David Blackburn. For further information, email [email protected]

James Brindley
Our promotional trailer (known at JB – James Brindley) will be at the following venues in the next few weeks:
September 1st, 2nd, 3rd Chatsworth Country Fair
September 16th, 17th Tapton Celebration
September 23rd, 24th Barrow Hill Roundhouse Grand Re-opening
If you would like to help, please come and try it for an hour or two. For further information email [email protected]

Sheffield Waterfront Festival
23rd and 24th September

C&RT Waterside Hospitality Awards
You may wish to nominate one of the many lovely pubs and cafés along our canal for these awards.

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