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.


15th February 2019


The Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust are holding a joint workshop on working with young people and successfully implementing safeguarding policies on Friday 15th February 2019. The aim of the day is to highlight the significant role younger volunteers will play in years to come and how to implement safeguarding procedures. This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to explore case studies, assess the need for younger volunteers and discuss their own experiences of working with younger volunteers. Case studies will include the Desmond Family Canoe Trail and Waterway Recovery Group's Family Volunteering Weekends.

For the full agenda and opportunity to book a place please click here.

Register your interest by emailing

Monday 11th March

IWA Shrewsbury branch Annual Quiz Night

Once again the Shrewsbury Branch of the IWA challenge members of S&NCT to pit their wits against teams from other waterways societies. This year the quiz will be at the Narrowboat Inn Whittington. This is a fun night out and well worth attending.

Please let Dawn Aylwin know if you are entering a team so that she can warn the pub of numbers attending for supper from 6.00pm.

30th March 2019


The 2019 Waterway Restoration Workshop, jointly run by The Inland Waterways Association and Canal & River Trust, is on Saturday 30th March at Ormiston SWB Academy in Bilston. This year's theme is 'fundrainsing'. This training workshop is aimed at waterway restoration groups and hopes to give volunteers support and information to assist in the development of their schemes. It is also a great opportunity for those passionate about waterway restoration to share and discuss ideas.

The full agenda will be confirmed in the new year.

Register your interest by emailing

Bank Holiday Weekend 4th, 5th and 6th May 2019

Norbury Canal Festival

Norbury Junction,

Staffordshire ST20 0PN

Opens each day at 10am

Volunteers needed!

More information as we get it.>


Saturday 8th June 2019


Further details as we get them.

Friday 19th, Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July 2019 - 10am - 5pm

Gnosall C-fest
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.

Attractions planned:>

  • 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.

To book:  email:

Saturday & Sunday 21st-22nd September 2019

IWA Chester and Merseyside Branch Restoration Showcase

On board The Danny in Canning Dock, Liverpool.

The Daniel Adamson boat

Posted by Sallie Lines Tuesday, September 12, 2017 6:20:00 PM