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June 22-23

River Foss Society: Two-day Foss Walk along the whole length of the river. Friday meet at the Blue Bridge, Saturday at Farlington, both at 9.30am. Contact Bob Jowett 01904 764702, bobjowett1@btopenworld.com


June 22-24

Stafford Boat Club: Boater’s gathering on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, raising money for the New Horizon run by the Stockport Canalboat Trust  on the Peak Forest Canal and Trebalisa  run by  the Wildside  Activity Centre  on the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal .


June 23-24

St Pancras Cruising Club: Solstice Cruise to the Lee Navigation with a Saturday evening visit to a local cruising club. Details: Andrew Phasey 07850 753633, vicecommodore@stpancrascc.co.uk

Huddersfield Canal Society: Stalybridge Festival in conjunction with Stalybridge Town Team. Tameside Canal Boat Trust’s trip boat Still Waters will be providing free boat trips for the public all weekend, and families will be able to enjoy children’s entertainment and fun rides, and craft markets.

June 24

Grantham Canal Society: Half-hour boat trips on The Three Shires from Lock 18k, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir NG32 1NY, near the Dirty Duck pub between 10am-4pm. Adults £3, children £2. www.granthamcanal.org



June 26

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society and IWA Notts & Derby: 3.5 mile circular walk along the River Derwent from the city centre to Darley Abbey, up one bank and back down the other. The main theme will be the Riverboat Project, the objective of which is to instigate boat trips from Derwent Bridge to Darley Abbey. Explanations of how the project is being developed and how it will work will be given at various points on route. There will be a few stops along the route to point out historical aspects of this part of Derby . Meet at main steps of the Council House, on the corner of Corporation Street and Derwent Street in Derby, 7pm. 


June 29-July 1

Chesterfield Canal Festival: Starts with Friday night concert featuring Swing Commanders also Some Antics, Judy Dunlop and John Scaife Concert Saturday night; food and real ale bar  (tickets for each £10 from http://www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/product-category/concerts/).  Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm, Staveley Town Basin, S43 3XZ. Free parking nearby, with parking for the disabled onsite. The whole site is accessible to wheelchairs. Admission £5, free for Under 12s.

The Classic American Car Show ‘Stars and Stripes’: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN. Contact 01507 529430, exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

July 1

Chester Rotary Club: Raft race on the River Dee.

July 2

Normous Newark Autojumble: Newark Showground, Newark NG24 2NY. Contact 01507 529430, exhibitions@mortons.co.uk


July 3

Worcester Birmingham & Droitwich Canal Society: Summer walk – Lapal Canal at The Leasowes. Contact Denis Pike 07870 939121, www.wbdcs.org.uk


July 5

Southampton Canal Society: 51st AGM. Chilworth Village Hall, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7JZ, 7.45-9.50pm. Visitors welcome. www.sotoncs.org.uk


July 11

IWA Warwickshire:  Guided walk and picnic around the re-excavated cement works arm and conservation area with Steve and Izzie Vaughan. Meet at Willow Wren Training, Nelson’s Wharf, Rugby Road, Stockton, Warwickshire CV47 8AA, 6.30pm. www.waterways.org.uk/warwickshire


July 12

River Foss Society: Visit to Pond Head reservoir. 10.00 am Meet Pond Head Dam with CYC, 10am.  Park on roadside and walk one mile to dam. Contact Mike Gray, sdmike.05@gmail.com


July 14

IWA Towpath Walks Society, London: Regent’s Canal: King’s Cross – Granary Square – Camden. Starts King’s Cross taxi rank at 10.45am. Costs £10, £8 student/concs. Contact Roger Wilkinson 0203 612 9624.


July 15

IWA Towpath Walks Society, London: Regent’s Canal: Little Venice – Camden. Starts Warwick Avenue tube station at 2.30pm. Costs £10, £8 student/concs. Contact Roger Wilkinson 0203 612 9624.


July 18

IWA Lichfield: Evening walk at Snarestone. Circular walk towards Shackerstone along the Ashby Canal and Ivanhoe Way. Meet at 6pm for a 6.15pm start at The Globe Inn, Main Street, Snarestone DE12 7DB. Optional meal afterwards at The Globe Inn. Contact Clive Walker 07866 201873, clive.walker@waterways.org.uk


July 21

River Foss Society: Litter picking along the city centre section of the River Foss. Work clothes, gloves and suitable footwear required. Meet footbridge opposite Morrison’s, Foss Islands Road, 9.15am. Contact Barry Thomas 01904 490081.


Aqueduct Marina: One stop open event at Church Minshull, Nantwich CV5 6DX. New and used boats, workshop tours, live music and hog roast. 10am-10pm. www.aqueductmarina.co.uk


Kempton Park Motorcycle Autojumble: Kempton Park, Staines Road East, Sunbury on Thames, Middlesex TW16 5AQ. Opens 9.30am. Adults £6, concessions £5, under 12s free. Contact 01507 529430, exhibitions@mortons.co.uk


July 22

Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association: Sandiacre Lock Cottage open, 1.30-4.30pm. Admission and refreshments free, donations appreciated towards costs of opening cottages. Due to historic nature of cottages disabled access is limited. Special openings can be arranged, contact Glyn Stenson 0780 925 1441, glynstenson@hotmail.com


July 24

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society:  Why vicars like steam trains by the Revd Peter Barnham. The Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby, 7.30pm. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.


July 29

Grantham Canal Society: Half-hour boat trips on The Three Shires from Lock 18k, Woolsthorpe-by-Belvoir NG32 1NY, near the Dirty Duck pub between 10am-4pm. Adults £3, children £2. www.granthamcanal.org




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