Two great events coming up from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Trust!

Find out how far they’ve come at Summerhill in just two years in this informative film for the 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 a couple of events the local canal restoration project are holding in the coming weeks, a quiz night on Saturday 17th March 2018 and a guided walk of the Summerhill section on Saturday 21st April 2018.


If you’re unaware of the local canal restoration 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!

At the moment, the volunteers are not only beavering away on the Summerhill section, on the Walsall Road at Summerhill, but also at several sites, including Borrowcop on the A51 at Lichfield, and other places along the route of the lost line.

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

Tom Reid wrote:

Canal Trust: Quiz night and guided walk both coming soon!

Tickets are on sale for Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s annual fun quiz night, to be held at Boley Park Community Centre on Saturday March 17.

The maximum team size is eight, but smaller groups will be matched up to make a team for the quiz, which costs just £5 per person.

Doors will open at 7pm with quiz mistress Jayne Preston starting the first round at 7.30pm. Quizzers are asked to bring their own drinks and nibbles.

Tickets can be ordered from Sue Williams on 01543 671427 or 07968 168728 (email,or team bookings can be made by visiting

The Trust is also holding a guided walk on the Summerhill section of the restoration project on Saturday April 21.

The two kilometre tour, from The Boat Inn, on the A461 Walsall Road, to the aqueduct over the M6 Toll Road and back, will show walkers the huge progress made on this section in the last year, with help from corporate volunteers from all over the country as well as the Trust’s own volunteers.

There is no charge for the event, which will run from 10.30am to 1pm, but a donation would be appreciated.


Volunteers at work on the Summerhill section of the Lichfield Canal

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