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Society Programme 2021 TO 2022 Season

                                      Programme of Presentations to Macclesfield Canal Society for 2021and 2022

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT MEETINGS AT THE SILK TRADER ARE CANCELLED .

WE ARE MOVING TO TOWNLEY STREET MEETING ROOMS (UNITED REFORM CHURCH HALLS) FROM SEPTEMBER 2021.

 

19th November 2021

Phil Clayton Liverpool to Leeds and across the Link to the Lancaster

A cruise on Pennine and North Country waters visiting places in between these destinations

17th December 2021

AGM & Members’ Presentations

As we did not have an AGM last year this meeting will aim to bring you up to date with the running of the Society over last 2 years. Members are also encouraged to give presentations on interesting canal or water related topics. Plus a bite at the end to celebrate Christmas and a chance to socialise.

21st January 2022

 

Bill Walker Women and Children on the Cut

 

This is a bitter sweet story about the lives of the Wives and Children on the working boats from the middle of the 19th century. There is Hard Work, Deprivation, Tragedy, and Humour. It is a way of life that would not be allowed today. A story that is not often told.

18th February 2022

John Hooley The Nostalgia of British Travel

The Nostalgia of British Travel' is a collection of photographs of various modes of public travel from the late Victorian period, featuring railways, ships and trams etc. Many views will bring back memories of how things used to be.

18th March 2022

John Pomfret Essex Rivers & Waterways

This talk begins at the Thames Tideway at Bow Creek and takes us on a journey around the numerous creeks and river waterways in Essex. It will talk about the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation which the Inland Waterways Association helped to save from closure and still runs it through a private company Essex Waterways Ltd. It passesnthrough a particularly beautiful part of the country.