Towpath Talk

Extending the hedge above Cholmondeston Lock

DESPITE the winter excesses of Mother Nature, egged on by her formidable Aunty Doris, SUMBA’s (Shropshire Union Middlewich Branch Adopters) hedge-laying team succeeded in laying their second section of hedge just above Cholmondeston Lock....

Legacy supports waterways restoration

A £200,000 legacy generously donated to The Inland Waterways Association by long-time canal expert Tony Harrison, has been awarded to four waterways restoration projects. Twenty eight bids were received by the charity which seeks...

Second chance for Britain’s pets

FROM humble beginnings, Wood Green the Animals Charity is now one of the UK’s biggest animal charities – finding second chance homes for thousands of cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits and more every year, since...

Easter workshop magic for young people

CHESHIRE’S Lion Salt Works Museum on the Trent & Mersey canal near Northwich, invites would-be young magicians (aged 7-18 years old to join them for a ‘Magic of Easter’ workshop on Easter Sunday, April...

Canals of Old England

CANALS of Old England is an exciting new musical show for the stage by emerging playwright and musician Phil Underwood. It tells the story – through music, poetry and narrative – of the Golden Age...

Peak Forest reopens following winter makeover

THE Peak Forest Canal in Marple has reopened in time for the main boating season following a £400,000 makeover by the Canal & River Trust. Thanks to the help of its funders and supporters,...

Rising star on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

STAFF at Glandŵr Cymru, the Canal & River Trust in Wales, are on top of the world with double celebrations at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Llangollen Canal World Heritage Site in North Wales. Peta...

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