Canal News – October 11 & 12
Discovery day at Grantham Canal
12 Oct 2014
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dirty Duck Pub
The Grantham Canal Society are proud to present Discovery Day, at Woolsthorpe.
Head down to the Grantham Canal on Sunday 12th October for a fun-packed day. Located at Woolsthorpe by Belvoir Carpenters Shop (behind the Ruland Arms Pub).
• our guest author Suzie Litton-Wood;
• The Dirty Duck Race- hosted by ‘Aye-up’
• Country dancing;
• Narrowboatrides; and
• Graham Wright, our MC for the day.
There will also be refreshments, cake stalls, tombola, raffle and short talks.
It’s also free – all proceeds towards the maintenance and restoration of the Grantham Canal.
Jumble sale at Hollingwood Hub
11 – 12 Oct 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Will you find a hidden treasure at the jumble sale at Hollingwood Hub this weekend?
Have a look at what’s on offer:
• Lots of books and CDs
• Canal related items
• Tombola and lucky dip
• Boat trips all day on Saturday
Beer Festival at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port
10 – 12 Oct 2014
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port CH65 4FW
Three day festival of beer, banter and boats.
The National Waterways Museum annual beer festival, organised in conjunction with Liverpool Organic Brewery, will run from Friday 10th October to Sunday 12th October 2014.
Throughout the weekend a range of beers from breweries across the country will be available; from Cornwall’s Keltek through to Middlesborough’s Truefitt including creatively named beers from the Potbelly Brewery in Northampton who will be supplying ‘Captain Pigwash’ and ‘Pigs Do Fly’!
John Inch, National Waterways Museum general manager, Canal & River Trust said: “With 30 beers supplied by Liverpool Organic Brewery, including a few guest ales and five ciders from Lilley’s Cider, we’re set to have a fantastic weekend here at the museum.”
Tickets are £10 in exchange for £10 worth of beer vouchers and are available in advance or on the day.
How to get there
The Museum has good public transport links, being only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station and for groups who have organised a designated driver the museum is just off junction 9 of the M53. Moorings for the weekend are available – please contact the museum direct on 0151 355 5017.
Friday 10 October 12:00 – 23:00
Saturday 11 October 12:00 – 23:00
Sunday 12 October 12:00 – 16:00
Oxford Canal Heritage Trail at Wolvercote Green
12 Oct 2014
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Wolvercote Green, OX2 8AB
Ever wanted to know more about the Oxford Canal Trail?
Join us on Sunday 12 October at Wolvercote Green for a short presentation by the Oxford Canal Heritage project team.
To see the city’s historic canal past, take the 5k heritage trail, there are a variety of places to stop along the way, including pubs, shops and gardens; more notably you will come across Hythe Bridge, Isis Lock, Ball’s Bridge, Walton Well Bridge and many more.
There is an audio guide also available, please ask somebody from the heritage team for more information.
You can park in the Pear Tree Park and Ride and walk to Ball’s Bridge. You can also get the bus to Woodstock Road, cross the road to First Turn, following the road to Wolvercote Green.
If you don’t mind paying, feel free (!) to park in Worcester Street, Oxford for an even closer space.