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Pocklington Canal: Guided walks throughout the year on the first Sunday of every month (Canal Head, 3 miles) and boat trips every Sunday and bank holiday until the end of October.



October 16
IWA Lichfield: Cromford Canal Restoration Progress, an illustrated talk by George Rogers, strategic restoration committee chairman of the Friends of The Cromford Canal. 7.15pm for 7.30pm at Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road) Lichfield WS13 8AY.

October 17
IWA Milton Keynes: Boston’s Waterways, with Simon Judge. Bletchley Royal British Legion, Melrose Avenue, Bletchley MK3 6PU. 7.45pm.

October 18
IWA East Yorkshire: An evening of vintage films of boating. Methodist Church Hall, Cottingham HU16 4BD. 8pm. For further information contact Roger Bromley, 01482 845099, Roger.bromley@waterways.org.uk

October 19 and 20
Stourbridge Navigation Trust: Open weekend: Canal boats and trips, classic vehicles, stalls, rides, real ale bar. Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU. 10am to 5pm. Free entry.
The 26th Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show: County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0BD. www.classicbikeshows.co.uk

October 20
IWA Leicestershire: Meeting at Birstall Co-op Sports and Social Club (note new venue) on Birstall Road, Birstall, Leicester LE4 4DE, 7.30pm. With CRT East Midlands enterprise manager Alan Leather. The meeting will start with a report on the activities of the branch, including an update on the new boaters’ facilities at Memory Lane Wharf in Leicester. Non-IWA members welcome. For further information contact Andrew Shephard, branch chairman, andrew.shephard@waterways.org.uk or 07710 362952.
IWA Towpath Walks Society, London: Secrets of the Northern Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Meet Stratford tube station (by ‘Newham London’ sign) 2.30pm. Costs £10, £8 student/concs. Contact Roger Wilkinson 0203 612 9624.
Sandiacre Lock Cottages: Visit these historic 1779 cottages, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Erewash Canal, Lock Lane, Sandiacre NG10 5LA. Admission free. For details contact Glyn Stenson 0780 925 1441 or glynstenson@hotmail.com

October 22
Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society: AGM. The Royal Oak, Green Lane, Ockbrook DE72 3SE. 7.30pm.

October 23
Roses and Castles workshop: Audlem (Shropshire Union Canal). One day, 10am to 4pm. Lunch and refreshments provided. £45. Contact jane@day-star-theatre.co.uk 01270 811330.
IWA Chiltern: Robert Philpotts presents Building the Lancaster Canal. Starts 8pm at Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Bucks HP8 4UD.

October 26
Kempton Park Motorcycle Autojumble: Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex TW16 5AQ. www.kemptonparkautojumble.co.uk

October 26 and 27
Roses and Castles workshop: Audlem (Shropshire Union Canal). Weekend, 10am to 4pm both days. Lunch and refreshments provided. £75. Contact jane@day-star-theatre.co.uk

October 27
’Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk

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