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Cruising the River Weaver

The Anderton Boat Lift

The Weaver is only navigable from Winsford Bridge to its confluence with the Ship Canal

Joint Social Meetings
Big Lock Pub, Middlewich

A Trent and Mersey Canal Society Meeting in association with The River Weaver Navigation Society.


Members and non-members are invited to the following meetings courtesy of the Trent and Mersey Canal Society:


Friday 20th October 2017
Knot Tying
Ian Rogers

Ian will talk about the International Guild of Knot Tyers and knot work and demonstrate how knots are tied and used both in boating and decoratively.


Friday 17th November 2017
Staffordshire & Worcester Canal
Ann Pollard

Ann Pollard is the Secretary and much more for the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal Society and will give us an insight into their canal that we might not otherwise see.


Friday 19th January 2018
Brindley and Wedgewood Chalk and Cheese
Ray Johnson

An appreciation of the career of James Brindley from contemporary correspondence and writings of his great friend Josiah Wedgwood. Plus video clips of some of the 300th Anniversary events in 2016 and extracts from Ray's documentary on the history of Canals and Canal Boats. Experts, archive film and unique personal reminiscences reveal the changing face of canals and the boats that worked them.


Friday 16th February 2018
Fly Boat Saturn
Bill Walker

Bill will talk about the lives and history of the Fly Boatmen and the Shropshire Union Company.


Friday 16th March 2018
Cruising on Remote Waterways
Derek Smith

Derek and Jeanne Smith are keen trailboaters and share their experiences in this illustrated talk that looks at cruising on remote waterways, mainly unconnected waterways that are under restoration.


Friday 20th April 2018

Joeys, Joshers and James A BCN Miscellany
Phil Clayton

An introduction, accompanied by pictures, words and music, to the beginnings, development, working life, decline and renaissance of that wonderful network of waterways known as the Birmingham Canal Navigations, together with a little about the work of the BCN Society.


Meetings starting at 7.45pm for 8pm. Full Bar available.


Big Lock Pub, Middlewich

The Big Lock Pub
Webb's Lane

CW10 9DN

For further details telephone 01606 76204

Please Note: The information regarding this event was correct at the date of publication. Whilst we strive to keep our information up to date, this information can change without notice. Please check with the event before attending.


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    1st May 2015

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    Big Lock Pub, Middlewich

    Join our Joint Social Meeting with the Trent and Mersey Canal Society at the Big Lock Pub in Middlewich ....

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    A short walk from the River Weaver Navigation

    The Lion Salt Works, following a £10m restoration is now open to the public ....

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  • Northwich Woodlands
    Beside the River Weaver Navigation

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    Visit the historic town of Frodsham and enjoy three galleries, craft units, coffee shop ....

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