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The society is organising a walk of the canal line (or as near as possible) on the 20th march  2004. Why not come and join us to promote the interest in restoring the Stockport Branch of the Ashton Canal.


It is intended that we should meet at the Stockport end of the canal at 9:30 am in the lay-by adjacent to the car park of the shopping complex at the top of Lancashire Hill / Manchester Roada_Lancashire_Hill and be transported by bus to the junction with the Ashton Canal from where we will walk back to Stockport along the line of the canal arriving back at approximately 1:00 pm.


The walk of approximately 5 miles will allow us to follow the original line of the canal and to appreciate first hand the problems of restoring the canal.


If you are interested please e-mail me at      nb.jemsabi@ntlworld.com with contact detail.


Its important that we know how many are interested to enable  suitable transport to be arranged for short journey to Clayton (Stockport Junction). It will be necessary to make a small charge to cover the cost of the bus. This cost will be £3.00 per person.



For anyone requiring lunch, the Landlady of the Navigation pub has kindly agreed to put on sandwiches. The cost for food is not included in the seat price.



Stockport Environmental Fair, Saturday 2nd October 2004


The society will be attending this fair and exhibiting its new display stand which will display a brief history of the canal and how it can contribute to improving the local Manchester/Stockport environment. The fair is in the town hall ball room and is open between 12 - 4 PM. A society member will be on hand to explain progress to date. Please give us your support. Update: The society stand has been installed at the fair and is already generating interest from the town hall staff.

Watch out for the report on the fair under our news page.




Stockport Environment Fair


Locations for the Society Display Stand 2004/05



Start Date



Location



Duration



1st Dec 04



Stockport Central Library

Wellington Road South

Stockport

SK1 3RS

T. 0161 474 4530

F. 0161 474 7750

E. localheritagelibrary@stockport.gov.uk



Until 31st Dec 04



5th Jan 05



Gorton Library

Garratt Way

Gorton

MANCHESTER

M18 8HE

Telephone: 0161 223 0775

Fax: 0161 230 8375

Email: gorton@libraries.manchester.gov.uk



Until 30th Jan 05



1st Feb 05



Reddish Library

Gorton Road

Reddish

Stockport

SK5 6UG

T. 0161 432 2568

E. reddish.library@stockport.gov.uk



Until 28th Feb 05



1st March 05



Clayton Libary

2 Clayton Street

Clayton

MANCHESTER

M11 4HA

T: 0161 223 2065



Until 31st March 05


Bugsworth Basin Easter Weekend

The society display stand will be at Bugswoth Basin for the official reopening of this historic site over the Easter Weekend.



Locations for the Society Display Stand During 2006



Start Date



Location



Duration



7th Jan 06



Stockport Central Library

Wellington Road South

Stockport

SK1 3RS

T. 0161 474 4530

F. 0161 474 7750

E. localheritagelibrary@stockport.gov.uk



Until 5th Feb 06



6th Feb 06



Reddish Library

Gorton Road

Reddish

Stockport

SK5 6UG

T. 0161 432 2568

E. reddish.library@stockport.gov.uk



6th March 06



7th March 06



Gorton Library

Garratt Way

Gorton

MANCHESTER

M18 8HE

Telephone: 0161 223 0775

Fax: 0161 230 8375

Email: gorton@libraries.manchester.gov.uk



Until 3rd April 06



Locations for the Society Display Stand 2007



Start Date



Location



Duration



6th January 2007



Reddish Library

Gorton Road

Reddish

Stockport

SK5 6UG

T. 0161 432 2568

E. reddish.library@stockport.gov.uk



Until 31th January 2007


3rd February 2007

Gorton Library

Garratt Way

Gorton

MANCHESTER

M18 8HE

T: 0161 223 0775

Fax: 0161 230 8375

Email: gorton@libraries.manchester.gov.uk

Until 28th February 2007

2nd April 2007

Stockport Central Library

Wellington Rd South

Stockport, SK1 3RS

T: 0845 644 4307



Until 30th April 2007

May 2007

Houldsworth Mill

Retail Floor

Broadstone Road

Reddish

Stockport



Until 31th May 2007



1st July 2007



Marple Lock’s Festival

Visit

http://www.marple-uk.com/locks/festival.htm

For details.



1st July 2007

7th August 2007

Reddish Library

Gorton Road

Reddish

Stockport

SK5 6UG

T. 0161 432 2568

E. reddish.library@stockport.gov.uk


4th September 2007

The society is organising a walk of the canal line from Openshaw to Broadstone Mill on Saturday 11th November 2006. The walkers to meet at  10:30am at the Broadstone Mill car park from where we will have to share some cars to take us to the junction of the canal line with the Ashton Canal for 11:00 am start. Some cars to be left at the Broadstone Mill to provide transport back to the start to recover vehicles parked there. The walk should take between 2 to 3 hours.

Our walk passes under Ogden Lane bridge and takes time to study the old entrance to the Gorton Maintenance Yard.
Society member Michel Chase has posted more pictures of the walk on his web site.
Click on this link to to view them.  http://michaelchase.fotopic.net

Marple Lock Festival


Our society stand will be on display at the Marple Lock Festival on the 1st July 2007.

We look forward to seeing as many members as possible.

See you there.

For details go to http://www.marple-uk.com/locks/festival.htm


Holingwood Branch Canal Walk


Our society has arranged a guided walk of the Holingwood Canal on the 15th September 2007. We will meet at the Daisy Nook cafe at 10:30 am. We will walk with our Holingwood Canal Society guide for about 1.5 hours before lunch. Lunch will be at Daisy Nook. Bring a packed lunch or if preferred you can use the cafe. Another part of the canal will be walked after lunch finishing at about 4:30 at the car park. Anyone interested should contact Peter Scott at scottsclp@aol.com


Locations for the Society Display Stand 2008



Start Date



Location



Duration


4th February 2008

Stockport Central Library

Wellington Rd South

Stockport, SK1 3RS

T: 0845 644 4307

Until 28th February 2008


1st March 2008



Reddish Library

Gorton Road

Reddish

Stockport

SK5 6UG

T. 0161 432 2568

E. reddish.library@stockport.gov.uk



Until 31th March 2008


Hollinwood Canal Exhibition : 17th August 2008


This event will take place at the Daisy Nook Centre where our society stand will be on display and supported by society members. Why not come along and take the opportunity to visit the historical environs of the Hollinwood Canal as it passes through Daisy Nook.

IWA Festival, Wolverhamton. 23rd -25th August 2008


The society has arranged for a pitch at the IWA Festival. Come along and support us or just come for a chat and enjoy the event. We will be pleased to see you.

Canal walk 30th August 2008

A chance to enjoy a walk taking in Audenshaw Reservoirs, Ashton Canal and of course the line of the Manchester & Stockport Canal.

We will meet at Debdale Leisure Centre car park at 10:30 am.

Bring a packed lunch. We will walk approx. 5-6 miles (3 - 4 hours)

Heritage Day 13th September


We will be supporting the Stockport heritage Day by displaying our stand.

Starts at 10:00 am. Untill 12:00 noon.

See you there.

Folk Night 29th November


Stockport Labour Club 2 Lloyd St,  Heaton Norris, off Cotswold St with car park. Bus stops outside on A6.  

More details to follow.