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Canal & River Trust, Volunteer Recruitment Day at Tesco's in Hanley

The volunteer recruitment day at Tesco in Hanley organised by volunteer lock keeper, Colin Hayward, supported by Tim Derricott, Sam Hewett and Mickey Shell proved to be a great success. 100 more words


2015 Review

As the year draws to a close, I’m looking back and sharing with you the highlights of my best projects of 2015. I’ve done so much, so it’s been hard to pick my favourites, but here we go! 963 more words


Huddersfield back to Derbyshire

Back on the boat we readied ourselves for our next trip. Approximately 168 miles and 198 locks as we travelled onto the Huddersfield canal, over the Pennines and through the Standedge tunnel. 926 more words

Denford to Floating Adrift

The next morning, with much trepidation, we again tried to start the boat, and found the engine turnover had been reduced to a virtual clunk, so again reached for the easystart and persisted and again it eventually roared into life. 561 more words

Steam Driven Time Machine

Today was the day of the 40’s themed Churnet Valley Railway event so early in the morning, that is to say about 10ish, we strolled up to Consall Forge Station and there got tickets to travel up and down the line all day (£14 each) off a friendly chap in the 1950’s stationmaster’s uniform. 471 more words

There's Froghall Down the Caldon

The next day, waking in the middle of the forest, we again had trouble trying to start the boat, and this time the starter motor laboured straight from the off, which was baffling as we would have thought the batteries would have recharged from the engine after all the travelling we had done the previous day. 651 more words

Leek to the Scene of the Blair Witch Project

The next morning we again had trouble trying to start the boat and the starter motor even started slurring as though the batteries were becoming flat, yet luckily she eventually fired up and we set off back down the canal we had just came by, back to the junction where we then went through the 3 locks at Hazelhurst on onwards down the Froghall line of the canal. 651 more words