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RWNS Volunteers at Vale Royal Lock

RWNS Volunteers break for a brew

1944 Milepost at Pickerings

Sutton Weaver Bridge Keepers Hut - now restored

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


Society members continue to influence and make progress with projects on the Weaver Navigation.

There is much work in progress including the potential restoration of Frodsham Locks.

Here are some of our projects:

Volunteer Work Parties
The Society has a postive and strong working relationship with the local Waterways management team.

Members are now encouraged to join the RWNS Volunteer Team.  Recent work has included a Painting Work Party at Vale Royal Locks

Boundary Markers and Mileposts
Volunteers researched the whereabouts of existing and lost boundary markers and mileposts along the banks of the River Weaver.

The exhibition of the results of their work was displayed in Runcorn Library, Co-op supermarket in Frodsham, Tesco supermarket in Northwich and Winsford Library.

This project was funded by the Local Heritage Initiative ( part of the Heritage Lottery Fund administered by The Countryside Agency ).

Sutton Weaver Bridge Keeper's Hut
The bridge keeper's hut beside Sutton Weaver swing bridge was saved from demolition by lobbying the former Vale Royal Borough Council.

Newbridge Bridge
The Society persuaded British Waterways to restore Newbridge to full working order.  On 27th June 2001, Bolle Bier was the first boat to pass through the opened bridge for many years.



Local News

    4th Feb 2021

    Our Society was involved in several discussions with the Environment Agency prior to the preparation of their Flood Prevention plans ....

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  • Christmas Newsletter
    13th Dec 2020

    Our Chairman, Jim Mole send his Christmas message ....

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  • HMS Witch
    11th Oct 2020

    The story of the two crests, HMS Witch and TS Witch ....

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    Our Chairman's 2017 Report including his Report on the Barons Quay Development ....

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  • British Empire Medal
    11th Jun 2016

    The RWNS Treasurer has been recognised in the Queen's Birthdday Honours List ....

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  • Swing Bridge wins National Commendation
    8th Oct 2015

    The Sutton Weaver Swing Bridge has won a national commendation ....

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What's On

  • The Lion Salt Works
    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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