Saturday 8th June 2019 at 12:15 (see below for the rest of the day’s programme)

at Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS


Notice and Agenda 2019

Trustee Nomination Form – the date for nominations has now passed

Minutes of the Seventeenth Annual General Meeting

Report & Accounts 2017-18

Proxy Voting Form

Programme for the day

10.30 Arrival and Welcome for coffee and conversation – arrive any time from 10.30-11.00am.

11.00  Andrew Pattison “William Hazledine and the Shrewsbury Canal”  

Author of the book “William Hazledine: Pioneering Ironmaster”, Andrew has carried out extensive research over many years both on William Hazledine and on the Shrewsbury Canal with which Hazledine’s work was so intimately connected.   William Hazledine (1763-1840) was at the forefront of so many technological advances, particularly in association with the use of cast iron.  Andrew’s research has done much to ensure that Hazledine, one of the lesser-known giants of industry, is given his rightful place in the history of the industrial revolution and in the development of canals like the Shrewsbury Canal which stemmed from it.

12.15 AGM.

12.45 Buffet Lunch including vegetarian options, with gateaux or sweet.

13:30 David Marshall on “Canal Restoration – The Wider Perspective”

A Public Relations and Marketing Manager by profession, David is employed by Stroud District Council, has been involved with the Cotswold Canal Project since 2006 and has been Canal Manager since 2014. 

David will use the Cotswold Canals Project to demonstrate the benefits of restoring short lengths of canal, bringing inward investment, transforming places, health & wellbeing, biodiversity etc.

And afterwards: A visit to the Berwick Tunnel

Alistair Price and members of the Trust’s Shrewsbury Support Group will accompany anyone  who would like to see the recent SNCT work at the Berwick Tunnel.  If you went to see the North Portal of the Tunnel and associated  cutting last year you may well enjoy a return visit – this time with the focus on the South-East cutting and portal where our members plus teams from the IWA  Waterway Recovery Group have transformed the southern approaches so that the Southern Portal is now readily accessible. The group will meet in the layby at Berwick Wharf (SY4 4TL) and take a walk along the towpath to the South-East Portal.   Depending on time the group can then drive to the North Portal and cutting to see progress on this section too. Walking is along a level unsurfaced path which can be slippery after rain but could be walked by most people. Strong shoes or boots are recommended. Further guidance and directions will be given at the AGM – any advance queries to Alistair on 07980123444 or

Lunch and Refreshments Arrangements

There will be a buffet lunch available after the AGM business, as well as tea, coffee and biscuits during the day. Anyone wanting lunch is asked to pre-order from Alan Harding so he may determine numbers for catering purposes:

by email to

by telephone 07944 753009

Please advise if you would like the vegetarian option (i.e. non-meat/fish).

Lunch will cost £5 each, to be collected in cash on the day.