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Friday 29th to Sunday 31st - Chester Canal 250th Anniversary Celebration, Tower Wharf, Chester.

Some of the lovely boats on the main canal, near to where we had our stall at this  popular event.  See  photos  here (44).

Friday 15th - Morrisons Supermarket, 408 Reddish Road, Reddish, Stockport.

Our stall under the canopy by the entrance area, where we gained a new member.

Sunday 10th - Gorton Carnival & Car Show 2022 at Debdale Park, 1075 Hyde Road, Manchester.

Our stall in the main event area.  See  photos  here (thirty).

Friday 1st - The “What’s On In My Community” event at Gorton Central, Gorton Community Centre, Gorton, Manchester.

Our stall under the canopy in the beautiful garden area at this well attended event.  See  photos  here (eighteen).


Friday 24th - Canal path (yellow brick road) clean-up.

Some of the 30 collected bags.  There were also fly tip items and two bags of cans which will be recycled, the proceeds from which will be donated to charity.  Please click  here  for report and more photos.

Sunday 12th - The Manchester Histories Festival Celebration Day at Gorton Monastery, Gorton Lane, Manchester.

We gained two new members at this very popular event.  See  photos  here (ten).

Saturday 4th - Clayton Hall Open Day and Family Fun Day, Clayton Park, Ashton New Road, Manchester.

We had a visit from the Lord Mayor of Manchester!  See  photos  here (three).


Saturday 28th - Reddish Worker Bee Market and Family Fun Day, Broadstone Mill Car Park, Broadstone Road, Stockport.

We gained one new member and had a visit from the mayor!  Please click  here  for more photos (eleven).

Sunday 22nd - Manchester Book Fair at Gorton Monastery.  Many thanks to John Foley for his kind donation following his successful stall at the above event.  Thanks also to Carolyn Chafer and Brian Lomas from WRG North West.  See  photos  here (three).


The IWA Manchester Branch final Open Talk on 4th April from Maarja Kaaristo on “Short History of the Pomona Island” was very interesting (photo below).

Please click  here  for some links to various articles and videos regarding Pomona Island in which you may be interested.


Please see the latest  newsletter  from the North West Waterway Recovery Group.


From this month Gorton Mill Cafe, close to the canal path (yellow brick road) on Abbey Hey Lane, is now open every day from 9am to 4pm.

Please click  here  for more photos (total 13), and  here  to visit the Facebook Page for the cafe, “Pure Coffee Gorton Mill Cafe”.  It is part of the recent residential development, Gorton Mill House, which has been built on the site of historic Gorton Mill.  Please click  here  to see a report of the excavation of Gorton Mill carried out by Salford University in 2019, prior to the construction of this residential complex.


Please see this latest  newsletter  outlining further developments after last year’s highly successful meeting with Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and members of Manchester City Council.