Canal Crafts Day at Hawne Basin

20 July 2015

YOUNG people aged from 8 to 16 years can try their hands at traditional canal crafts at Hawne Basin at Halesowen on the BCN on Wednesday July 29.

Activities will include spider web embroidery, rose and castle painting, rag-rugging, fender making, rope work and scumbling from 10am-3pm.

Cost £5 per person, for more information contact Mick at adventure.club@outlook.com or call 07447 497765.

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New home for national Shire Horse show

New home for national Shire Horse show

19 July 2015.

NEXT year's Shire Horse Society National Show will take place at a new venue - Bingley Hall in the centre of Staffordshire County Showground.

The move is being made to cater for increasing visitor numbers to the show, who are keen to support the iconic breed which a few decades ago was in danger of dying out.

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Love your dog and your boat?

18 July 2015.

CASTLE Marinas Ltd is inviting its dog-owning customers to enter a photo competition with the chance to win one of five Doggie Delight Hampers.
They are being asked to send in, by email, their best quality photographs of themselves with their dogs and their boats.
 

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Essential repair work to Acton Swing Bridge

Essential repair work to Acton Swing Bridge

15 June 2015.

ESSENTIAL repairs are due to be carried out to Acton Swing Bridge, near Northwich, for two weeks from today (Monday June 15).

The bridge, which carries the A49 road over the River Weaver, will be reduced to a single lane, managed by temporary traffic lights, from today to Friday 19 June. Following this, the works will be completed in night time lane closures, with the road fully open during the daytime.

 

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From Orbit to the South-East canals

From Orbit to the South-East canals

24 May 2015.

THE Canal & River Trust has appointed Vicky Martin as its new waterway manager for canals in the South East of England.

She will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the waterways which includes looking after the whole length of the Grand Union Canal from Rickmansworth to Leicester and the entire Oxford Canal.

 

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Migration along the Thames Path

18 May 2015.

ANIMAL conservation enthusiasts from the South of England will take part in a 187 mile walk to raise awareness and funds to support endangered African species from May 22.

Dubbed the ‘Thames Path Migration’, volunteers will march along the River Thames from London Thames Barrier to the source at Kemble, Gloucestershire.

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'Robo Weir' to keep Newbury's water flowing

'Robo Weir' to keep Newbury's water flowing

6 May 2015.

A NEW automated weir has been installed on the River Kennet, to help regulate water levels through Newbury’s historic town centre.

The weir, known as a radial gate, has been installed at Greenham Mill by the Canal & River Trust.
 

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Festival to revive old tradition

27 April 2015.

THE St Richard’s Boat and Car Festival will take place around Droitwich Spa town centre and Vines Park over the three days of the early May Bank Holiday weekend from Saturday to Monday May 2-4.
Celebrating the life of the Spa’s patron saint it offers attractions to suit all ages ranging from boat trips on the Droitwich Canal to mediaeval re-enactments and live entertainment.
 

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Treasures from the Chesterfield Canal archives

Treasures from the Chesterfield Canal archives

21 April 2015.

THE Chesterfield Canal Trust will be showing some of the treasures from its archive at Hollingwood Hub on Saturday and Sunday April 25-26.

The event is free and will run from 10am- 4pm each day.
 

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Under threat Yorkshire Museum opens for summer season weekends

26 March 2015.

THE Goole-based Yorkshire Waterways Museum has opened for the summer season weekends despite being under immediate threat of closure.

Since news of its predicament was announced last week, the charity has been able to raise £30,000 towards the £50,000 it requires to remove the initial threat.
 

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