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October 19

IWA East Yorkshire: My Life with the Pocklington Canal by Malcolm Slater. Methodist Church Hall, Cottingham HU16 4BD. Contact Roger Bromley 01482 845099, roger.bromley@waterways.org.uk

Trent & Mersey Canal Society: Uttoxeter canal restoration by Steve Wood. Red Bull Hotel, Congleton Road South, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 3AJ, 7.30 for 8pm. Contact Gillian Watson 01606 835606.

October 20

Kempton Park Motorcycle Autojumble: Contact 01507 529430, exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

Long Eaton Boat Club: Auction. Sheet Stores, off Fields Farm Road, Long Eaton, 7.30pm.

October 20-21

Stourbridge Navigation Trust Open Weekend: Rally of canal boats, classic vehicles, organ demonstrations, stalls, boat trips, refreshments. Bonded Warehouse, Canal Street, Stourbridge DY8 4LU, 10am-5pm.

October 21

IWA Towpath Walks Society, London: Grand Surrey Canal: Royal Navy Victualling Yard, Greenland Dock. Starts Surrey Quays station at 2.30pm. Costs £10, £8 student/concs. Contact Roger Wilkinson 0203 612 9624.

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

Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association: Sandiacre Lock Cottage open, 11am-3pm. 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

October 23

Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society: AGM. The Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby, 7.30pm. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.

October 24

IWA Chiltern: The Shrewsbury and Newport Canals with Brian Nelson. Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, 8pm. Contact Colin Bird 01932 248178.

October 25

IWA Lancashire & Cumbria: Ivor Caplan, IWA national chairman. St Chad’s Parish Centre, 235 Town Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 8AJ, 7 for 7.30pm. Parking and bar available. Contact 01257 274440, lancsandcumbria@waterways.org.uk

October 27

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.

St Pancras Cruising Club: Spooky cruise to Kensal Rise with visit to Kensal Green Cemetery. Return to SPCC for Halloween party. Details from Andrew Phasey at vicecommodore@stpancrascc.co.uk or phone 07850 753 633.

November 1
Southampton Canal Society: Nick Grundy presents Pleasure Boating in the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s. Chilworth Parish Hall, Chilworth, Southampton SO16 7JZ, 7.45-9.50pm. Visitors welcome. Contact 02380 675312, www.sotoncs.org.uk

November 1-4
The International Dirt Bike Show: NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, CV82LG. Contact 01507 529430, exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

November 3-4
The Footman James Classic Vehicle Restoration Show: Bath and West Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA46QN. Contact 01507 529430, exhibitions@mortons.co.uk

River Canal Rescue: Boat and engine maintenance course: Ideal for owners keen to learn more about basic boat engine maintenance. At RCR’s Baswich head office (by Bridge 101 on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal). Weekend course £120. Contact 01785 785680, enquiries@rivercanalrescue.co.uk

November 4
IWA Towpath Walks Society, London: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – Three Mills – Bow Back Rivers. Starts Bromley-by-Bow tube station at 2.30pm. Costs £10, £8 student/concs. Contact Roger Wilkinson 0203 612 9624.

East Hants (indoor) boat jumble: Havant Leisure Centre, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hants, PO9 2AY. Opens 10am, entry £3.50. Contact Chaddock & Fox Promotions, 02392 381405/07887 771451, boatjumbles@yahoo.com, www.boat-jumbles.co.uk

November 6
Wurzel Bush Folk Club: Singers night. The Ansty Golf Centre, Brinklow Road, Ansty, which is next to the Oxford Canal where there are plenty of moorings, 8.30pm. There is no admission charge but a collection is taken. (Also November 13, Jody Kruskal; November 20, Jon Betmead and Tom Ling; November 27, Chris Newman and Maire Ni Chathasaigh.) Visit the website for programme updates at www.wurzelbush.co.uk

November 10
Long Eaton Boat Club: Fitzy acoustic duo. Sheet Stores, off Fields Farm Road, Long Eaton, 7.30pm.

November 10-11
St Pancras Cruising Club: Poppy Cruise to Limehouse, with supper in the Cruising Association. Details from Andrew Phasey at vicecommodore@stpancrascc.co.uk or phone 07850 753633.

November 12
The Introduction of Jet Aircraft to the RAF: A talk highlighting the engineering and supply issues as the RAF transitioned from piston engines to jets in the decade from 1945. An opportunity to hear about the pioneering work to introduce into service aircraft the latest technology of the day. By Air Vice-Marshal Graham Skinner CBE. Proceeds to the RAF Benevolent Fund and Crofton Beam Engines. At Kennet Valley Hall, Overton Road, Lockeridge, Wilts, SN84EL, 7.30pm. Tickets £10 through Eventbrite or email events@kvh.org.uk

November 13
IWA Chester & Merseyside: Canal and river maintenance, winter stoppages and repairing the Middlewich breach, by Duncan Davenport, CRT, customer operations manager, North Wales & Borders, Northwich office. Raffle, shop. At the Rolt Centre, Ellesmere Port Boat Museum, CH65 4FW at 7.45pm.

November 16
IWA East Yorkshire: Adventures on the Manchester Ship Canal, by Tony Porter. Methodist Church Hall, Cottingham HU16 4BD. Contact Roger Bromley 01482 845099, roger.bromley@waterways.org.uk

Trent & Mersey Canal Society: Braunston – Canal Age Transport Hub by John Pomfret. Red Bull Hotel, Congleton Rd S, Church Lawton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 3AJ, next to lock 43 on the Trent & Mersey Canal, 7.30 for 8pm. Contact Gillian Watson, 01606 835 606.

November 17-18
River Canal Rescue: Electrics course: Ideal for owners keen to learn more about basic boat electrics. Weekend course £150. At RCR’s Baswich head office (by Bridge 101 on the Staffordshire & Worcester Canal). To find out more, contact 01785 785680, email enquiries@rivercanalrescue.co.uk

Roses and castles workshop weekend: Learn to paint the traditional folk art of the canals at Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal. Weekend £75. Contact Jane Marshall, The Old Stables, Bottom Lock, Audlem, CW3 0HA, 01270 811330, jane@day-star-theatre.co.uk, www.day-star-theatre.co.uk

November 18
IWA Towpath Walks Society, London: Regent’s Canal: Islington – Hoxton. Starts Angel tube station at 2.30pm. Costs £10, £8 student/concs. Contact Roger Wilkinson 0203 612 9624.

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

Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association: Sandiacre Lock Cottage open, 1.30pm-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

IWA Chester & Merseyside: Walk featuring the Llangollen Canal. Arrive at 10am for a 10.15am start and look out for a damson Toyota. If using a map first find Cheshire, then Nantwich, then about two miles south west find Ravensmoor. The walk starts from the Farmer’s Arms pub in Marsh Lane (CW5 8PN), ending with an optional pub lunch. Details on 07500 300347 or email derek.smith@waterways.org.uk

November 21
Lichfield IWA: The Natural History of the Midlands Canal (part 2) by Paul Wilkinson, CRT environmental officer. Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield, WS13 8AY, 7.15pm for 7.30pm.

November 24
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.

November 27
Derby & Sandiacre Canal Society: The Dawn Rose Centerfield Can by John Lower. The Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash, Derby, 7.30pm. Admission £2 members, £3 non-members.

November 28
IWA Chiltern: Boating Across the Pennines. Cruising the South Pennine Ring. By Alan Stopher. Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane, Little Chalfont, 8pm. Contact Colin Bird 01932 248178.

November 29
IWA Lancashire & Cumbria: Tony Hirst, Early Days at the Boat Museum Ellesmere Port. St Chad’s Parish Centre, 235 Town Lane, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley PR6 8AJ, 7 for 7.30pm. Parking and bar available. Contact 01257 274440, lancsandcumbria@waterways.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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