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The First Cut and a musical history…

Folk band the Light Side, who will be performing at Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s Autumn Show. Image from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust have … Continue reading

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Local canal restoration volunteers celebrate 30 years of progress

Guests at Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s 30thanniversary celebration barbecue watch on as chairperson Christine Bull introduces the three remaining Trust founders, Phil Sharpe, Eric Wood and Dennis Cooper Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been … Continue reading

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Blooming canal volunteers impress judges

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the efforts their volunteers have made for Lichfield’s entry in the annual Britain in Bloom competition, with a Garden of Memory and other … Continue reading

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Blooming hard work for canal volunteers – can you help?

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know aboutGarden of Reflection they’re creating near the canal under restoration near Lichfield, and how they’re helping with Britain in Bloom. If you’re unaware of … Continue reading

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You don’t have to be puddled to help restore a lost, local canal… but puddling helps!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making at Fosseway Heath, south Lichfield, and to send out an appeal for volunteers to help push the restoration forward. … Continue reading

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Do the walk this weekend!

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 remind us that … Continue reading

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A great chance for tea and cake in a great country canalside garden this Saturday!

There’s a great event going on in Whittington this acoming Saturday (31st March 2018) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust ‘Tunnel Vision’ appeal – Eric and Doreen’s All Day Easter Coffee Morning.

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Huge commitment to heavy lift beats big freeze

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about a rather interesting challenge the trust’s engineers had to deal with last weekend when the big freeze hit the UK.

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Two great events coming up from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal 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.

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Could you help restore a lost, local canal?

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making, and to send out an appeal for volunteers to help push the restoration forward.
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Carols by the canal – and memories of great friends

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding a carol evening at their Fosseway Nature Reserve site, just off Falkland Road, Lichfield on Saturday 16 December 2017 from 7-9pm and all are welcome.

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Pictures from the 2017 Huddlesford Heritage Gathering

Yesterday (Saturday 23rd September 2017) I got chance to go to the first day of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust’s Heritage Gathering at Huddlesford, near Whittington.
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Lichfield and Hatherton’s huge canal Heritage Gathering is this weekend!

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are busy preparing for their Heritage Gathering call and vintage festival which is running on both Saturday and Sunday this weekend (23-24th September 2017), and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.
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Less than two weeks to go until Lichfield and Hatherton’s huge canal Heritage Gathering!

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are busy preparing for their Heritage Gathering call and vintage festival which is coming up over the weekend of 23-24th September 2017, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.

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Restoring a lost canal – and creating a new haven for wildlife

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are keen to share the news that they’re now creating a new nature reserve along the line of the soon to be restored canal between Wall and Lichfield.

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Lichfield and Hatherton’s huge canal Heritage Gathering coming soon!

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are busy preparing for their Heritage Gathering call and vintage festival which is coming up over the weekend of 23-24th September 2017, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.

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

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.

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A great chance for tea and cake in a great country canalside garden this afternoon!

I know it’s late on but there’s a great even going on in Whittington this afternoon (Saturday, 15th April 2017) in aid of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust ‘Tunnel Vision’ appeal – Eric and Doreen’s All Day Easter Coffee Morning.

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

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

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Get tunnel vision and help with a great local history preservation project!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the launch of their Tunnel Vision appeal, which has been established to raise funds in order to construct a canal tunnel under the railway near Lichfield.
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Find out about a great local canal restoration with a guided walk this Saturday!

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the organised walk of the SUmmerhill section that’s taking place this Saturday, 3rd December 2016.

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Huge progress being made on local canal restoration

Tom Reid from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has been in touch to let us know about the progress they’re making in opening up the former canal towpath as a walking route between Barracks Lane and Summerhill, aided by corporate volunteers.

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Fancy taking the Lichfield Towpath Trail For Charity this weekend?

This Sunday 26th September 2016, there’s a charity dog walk being held by Oscars Pet Foods of Lichfield and the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust, taking place along the Lichfield Canal Heritage Towpath Trail near Borrowcop on the A51.

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Your chance to get involved with the restoration of our lost canal – this Friday!

Just a quick note to point out that the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust are holding their Annual General Meeting this Friday, 10th June 2016) in Brownhills, at the Parkview Centre (the old Council House on the Miner Island), and all are welcome to attend.
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In memoriam: Brian Kingshott

I’m sad to report that Christine Howles has been in touch with me on behalf of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust, and has asked me to share some sombre news with readers.
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Aldridge Cinema – Frozen singalong this afternoon!

Late, I know, but there’s a full screening of popular Disney film Frozen with singalong lyrics at Aldridge Cinema this afternoon – it’s £6, and you may just get in if you’re quick (I recommend contacting them on Facebook or calling 01922 442661 to see) – this is a great thing and I couldn’t let it go unannounced.

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Aldridge Cinema – Frozen singalong this afternoon!

Late, I know, but there’s a full screening of popular Disney film Frozen with singalong lyrics at Aldridge Cinema this afternoon – it’s £6, and you may just get in if you’re quick (I recommend contacting them on Facebook or calling 01922 442661 to see) – this is a great thing and I couldn’t let it go unannounced.

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Aldridge Cinema – come see Minions this afternoon!

I’m pleased to noted that the project to start a community cinema at Aldridge Youth Theatre is a continuing success, and Saturday afternoon screenings continue.
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Aldridge Cinema – come see The Spongebob Movie this afternoon!

I’m pleased to noted that the project to start a community cinema at Aldridge Youth Theatre is a continuing success, and Saturday afternoon screenings return today.

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The Lichfield & Hatherton need your vote!

Christine Howles from the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust has contacted me to tell me she’s after your vote – no, she’s not standing for election, but the Trust is applying for a community grant and could really do with readers voting for them in the next week or so.

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Pictures from the 2015 Huddlesford Heritage Gathering

Today (20th September 2015) I got chance to go to the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust’s Heritage Gathering at Huddlesford, near Whittington.

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Heritage Gathering this weekend!

It’s a big weekend for the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust who are staging their Heritage Gathering which takes place this Saturday and Sunday (18-19th September 2015) at their canalside Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.

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Heritage Gathering coming soon!

Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust have been in contact to let me know about their Heritage Gathering which is coming up over the weekend of 18-19th September 2015, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.

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Local canal restoration project targeted by raiders – can you help?

Sad news from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust who have had some of their equipment stolen following a break-in to their compound last Friday night (14th August 2015).

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Lichfield Canal Summerhill Guided Walk – this evening

This evening (Wednesday, 15th July 2015), there’s a guided walk being held by the Lichfield & Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust along the Summerhill section, and it’s open to all who might want to go and see what they’re up to – Currently reopening the lost line to walkers between Barracks Lane, Ogley Hay and Summerhill, next to the Boat Pub.

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Find out about the restoration of our lost canal tonight!

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.

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Restoring a canal – a new challenge

I always receive a really positive response when featuring articles by Christine Howles on behalf of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust here on the blog, which aim to support and assist this great local canal restoration project.
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Aldridge Cinema – come see Big Hero 6 this afternoon!

This afternoon at 2:30pm (Saturday 23rd May 2015), Aldridge Cinema are showing family feelgood film Big Hero 6. – it’s just £4 a ticket and normal popcorn and drinks are only 50p.
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Aldridge Cinema – come see Paddington the Movie this afternoon!

This afternoon at 2:30pm (Saturday 4th April 2015), Aldridge Cinema at the Youth Theatre are showing Paddington the Movie – it’s only £4 a ticket and normal popcorn and drinks are only 50p.

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Aldridge Cinema – come see The Lego Movie this afternoon!

This afternoon at 2:30pm (Saturday 21st March 2015), Aldridge Cinema at the Youth Theatre are showing The Lego Movie – it’s only £4 a ticket and normal popcorn and drinks are only 50p.
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Restoring a canal – and looking after the environment

I’ve had a terrific response to featuring the post last week by Christine Howles of Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust here on the blog, which sought to put right my previous dearth of coverage on this great local canal restoration project.

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Rebuild it and they will come – a great post by Christine Howles

The following post was written by Christine Howles and posted on her blog las weekend, and I think it’s really well written, and the message it carries is important – I haven’t done nearly enough about the Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust here on the blog, and I intend to correct that deficiency over the next few weeks.
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Moving pictures – cinema returns to Aldridge

Regular readers will know well that I like to support community projects here on the blog, and anything that caters for the kids is particularly close to my heart – so here’s a bold and inspiring project I think we can all really get behind.
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Half a world away

This came in overnight from reader Cara Manton, from Sydney, Australia. I just had to share it – I think many readers will be interested in the apparent reach of the blog – I think they’ll also be pleased that no matter how far away, Brownhillians are all over the world, remembering and considering their roots. photo Continue reading

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