Have a great night out – and support a great local canal project!

Just Us performing at LHCRT’s November Show in 2014 – Image from Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust.

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the Trust’sannual Spring show, taking place at Whittington Village Hall on Friday, April 7th 2017.

The show is always a great evening out, which raises money for the canal restoration currently underway – and at the moment,  funds are particularly important for the Tunnel Vision appeal.

If you’re unaware of this remarkable and large project that’s steadily progressing this excellent blog post by Christine Howles explains more about it. The trust run regular work parties and all are very much welcome, whether you’ve a specialist skill or not!

To find out more, please pop along to the Lichfield and Hateherton Canal Restoration Trust website here.

Tom Reid wrote:

Lichfield Canal Spring Show Tickets On Sale

Oyez, oyez, oyez… Lichfield’s Canal Trust has something to shout about.

Lichfield’s Town Crier Ken Knowles, a founder member of Just Us – Image from Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust is holding its annual Spring Show next month, and the city’s Town Crier is a member of the group providing the entertainment.

Ken Knowles was a founder member of Just Us, a group of entertainers who raise money for charities and good causes by way of variety shows comprising comedy sketches, monologues and music.

The group was formed in 1998 in Whittington, where it rehearses and performs, and has raised over £60,000 for numerous charities through its shows. Its services are provided free, other than a nominal charge to cover the cost of hiring rehearsal venues.

Most members have a link with Whittington but others come from Lichfield, Cannock Wood, Fradley and Tamworth.

LHCRT’s Spring Show will be held at Whittington Village Hall on Friday, April 7 2017. Doors open at 6.30pm with supper served at 7pm before the show starts at 8pm, with a mid-performance break.

Tickets cost £15, inclusive of supper and show, and a bar will serve from 6.30pm. Supper is a Ploughman’s with a dessert of apple pie and cream.

Applications for tickets should be made by emailing sales@lhcrt.org.uk, or by visiting the Trust’s website at http://www.lhcrt.org.uk/springshow.htm where orders can be made securely online through PayPal.

For queries contact Christine Howles on 07852 190855

Proceeds from the show will go towards the Trust’s David Suchet Tunnel Vision appeal, whose aim is to raise £1million to construct a tunnel under the Cross-City railway line.

The Trust, which is restoring the seven-mile Lichfield Canal from Huddlesford to Ogley Junction, is planning to put the tunnel in place at the end of 2019, to coincide with the installation of a new railway bridge to accommodate the Lichfield Southern Bypass extension.

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