Inland Waterways Association MK branch winter programme 2018-19

Inland Waterways Association MK branch, winter programme meetings from September 2018 to April 2019.  All take place at the Bletchley Royal British Legion, Melrose Avenue, MK3 6PU

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Thursday 20 September, 7.45pm
Vintage waterway videos, with David Tucker.

Thursday 18 October, 7.45pm
The Uttoxeter & Caldon Canals, talk by Steve Wood
Steve will tell us about the Caldon Canal and the plans that are afoot to re-open part of the Uttoxeter Canal near the head of navigation.

Thursday 15 November, 7.45pm
The Chesterfield Canal, talk by John Lower.
John will tell us about the history of the canal and the ongoing plans for full restoration.

Thursday 17 January, 7.45pm
The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals, with Brian Nelson.
Brian will tell us about the history of these canals and the features on them. He will outline the progress being made towards their restoration.

Thursday 21 February, 7.45pm
Branch Annual General Meeting, and
Canal Boatmen, their origins & development, talk by Roger Squires.

Thursday 21 March, 7.45pm
The Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust, with Jane Hamilton (Trust Chairman).
Jane will update us the progress made so far and the plans for the near future. This project is very much in the news, over the refusal of the Local Authorities to incorporate a culvert for the waterway under the about-to-be-dualled A421.

Thursday 25 April, 7.45pm
The Manchester Ship Canal; a talk by Richard Thomas
Richard will examine the history, building, development and rise and fall of the largest man-made waterway in England.

If you would like more information please contact our Social Secretary: David Tucker, email