As well as all the dates listed below, our local IWA Branch holds many varied and interesting events, most of which raise funds to help us to restore our canals. They are a great bunch and deserve our support. You might also like to consider joining the IWA, as this too helps fund our restoration. For more information and to see our local upcoming IWA events, click here to go to the IWA website.
Bank Holiday Weekend 4th, 5th and 6th May 2019
Norbury Canal Festival
Staffordshire ST20 0PN
Opens each day at 10am
For details please click here
Saturday 8th June 2019
To be held at Roddington Village Hall. Further details as we get them.
Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd June 2019
London WRG at Berwick
Sunday 23rd June 2019
Newport Paddle Day
Plans for the day:
09:30 - Meet at Black shed, unload boats, put packed lunches, dry clothes in the car that will meet us.
10:00 - Paddle West (Downhill) for litter picking
11:00 - Paddle east from black shed, for more litter
12:30 - Meretown lock, alight from boats.
Option A - Walk to Forton for sunny picnic.
13:15 - Lunch
14:00 - Return
14:30 - Depart black shed
Option B - return, load boats, dry out in pub.
More volunteers are needed for this event for litter collecting and sitting in the sun handing out SNCT leaflets and talking to passers by.
For more information and/or to take part please contact Barry Witts
Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019 - 10am - 5pm
Staffordshire canal towpath, Opposite the Boat Inn, Gnosall, ST20 0AD
Gnosall Village was the "Best Kept Village" in Staffordshire in 2016 & 2017 it also featured on the C4 programme "Village of the year 2017". As a closing finale to the ever popular G-fest Gnosall will be holding its first C-fest, Canal festival in 2019.
- Historic Boat Displays.
- Trade Boats.
- Waterside Treasure Hunt.
- 3 participating Pubs with live Music, Skittle competitions & Waterways Quiz.
- Historic Waterways Walk & Talk.
- Photo exhibition.
- Local Canal Societies.
For the poster with the full list please click here
The week of August 10th to 17th 2019
National WRG at Berwick
Saturday 31st August and Sunday 1st September 2019
Whitchurch Canal Festival
Volunteers needed to help man the SNCT stall.
Saturday & Sunday 21st-22nd September 2019
IWA Chester and Merseyside Branch Restoration Showcase
On board The Danny in Canning Dock, Liverpool.
Week end of November 2nd -3rd 2019
National WRG "Bonfire Bash"