Find out about the restoration of our lost canal tonight!


A fine project! Why not pop along tonight and find out more?

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting tonight (Friday, 5th June 2015) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner Island), and all are welcome to attend.

There will also be a talk by David Penny of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust after the meeting.

If you’ve been thinking about supporting the trust or volunteering, this is a great way to find out more about them and what they do. You can find out more about volunteering on the project from this excellent blog post by Christine Howles.


You could join with great folks like these to restore our history! Image from Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust.

At the moment, the volunteers are currently beavering away on the route of the lost line between Barracks Lane, Ogley Hay and The Boat restaurant, on the Lichfield Road at Summerhill, opening the route for walkers.

The Lichfield and Hitherto Canal Restoration Trust wrote of the meeting:

Our 25th Annual General Meeting will be held at Park View Centre, Chester Road North, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7JB on Friday 5th. June 2015 at 7.15 pm.

After the formal meeting there will be a talk by David Penny from the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust.

Plus tea and biscuits and an opportunity to have a look at our displays and buy some of our products.

Anyone is welcome to attend but only member will be able to vote at the AGM.


1. Apologies.
2. Minutes of the 24th Annual General Meeting 6th June 2014.
3. Matters Arising.
4. Directors’ Report.
5. Treasurer’s Report and Presentation of Accounts
for the year ended 31st. December 2014.
6. Chairman’s Report.
7. Election of Directors:
(a) Directors retiring by rotation and eligible to stand for re-election: Brian Kingshott, Peter Buck, Geoff Crook, Vaughan Welch (IWA nominee).
(b) Any other nominations received.
8. Appointment of Accounts Examiner: Dains – Chartered Accountants.
9. Any Other Business.
10. Close of formal business.
11. Guest Speaker: David Penny, Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust.

If you want to find out more, you can get in touch with the Trust on Twitter @LHCRT1, on Facebook or on their website.

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4 Responses to Find out about the restoration of our lost canal tonight!

  1. Facebook “Warning: Contains Fabricant”

    When I stopped laughing I thought I should point people to my “Fabricant Free” Flickr photos of the work over the Crane Brook –

  2. Graham says:

    Loved the renaming of the trust on the picture of the volunteers as, “Lichfield and Hitherto Canal Restoration Trust.”.

  3. J Eric Wood says:

    Excellent photos David. Thank you.

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