Find out about the restoration of our lost canal next Friday!


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

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting next Friday nevening (Friday, 9th June 2017) 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 Steve Wood of the Inland Waterways Association 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.

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 Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust wrote of the meeting:


Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s annual general meeting will take place at Park View Centre, Chester Road North, Brownhills WS8 7JB on Friday June 9th at 7.15pm.

Among the items on the agenda is the election of a new chairman after David Dixon indicated he would not be standing for re-relection.

The guest speaker is Steve Wood, a member of the Inland Waterways Association’s North Staffs & South Cheshire branch, Burslem Port Trust, and Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust.

Non-members are welcome to attend but cannot vote at the AGM.

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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1 Response to Find out about the restoration of our lost canal next Friday!

  1. Thank you for sharing!

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