The Etruria Boat Group has been Highly Commended in the National Historic Ships - UK volunteer awards. Well done to all who have helped out with Lindsay and Keppel. There will be an official announcement soon and the group will be given a certificate!
Fancy an autumn cruise through beautiful Cheshire countryside? Come with us as we bring Lindsay back up the Cheshire locks on Wednesday 8 October. We will be leaving Middlewich around 9.00 in the morning and arriving Red Bull at about 5.30 in the afternoon. Cake on board! If you want to come use the contact page.
Lindsay is now at Middlewich ready for the Great War event at the weekend. We went through the Harecastle tunnel on Tuesday (picture above) and down the Cheshire locks yesterday. A good time was had by Howard, Sylvia, Michael, Kev, David and Andrew with an excellent selection of cakes from Liz. Thanks to Barbara and Bob for the car ferrying. If you are free over the weekend, come along and give us a hand on the stand. Details in post below.
It's time to go to Middlewich. Lindsay will be leaving Etruria today, Tuesday 30 September and heading through the Harecastle tunnel in the afternoon. Then down the locks to Red Bull for an evening's rest. Wednesday is the first day of October and the crew will be arriving to drop through the Cheshire locks to Middlewich. Andrew, Howard, Sylvia and Kev, Michael and David should be sufficient crew to arrive at Middlewich in time for a late cup of afternoon tea and a bit of cake, of course. Maybe see you along the locks.
It's Tuesday and the Lindsay is off to Middlewich to take part in the Middlewich Great War event at the weekend. Lindsay will be on display and Nimble Fingers will be demonstrating all those traditional skills of rag rugging, knitting, crochet, and those crafts that decorated the working boats and recycled materials before telly and social media gave people something else to do in the evenings. The boat group selection of greetings cards and mounted photographs will also be on sale. Come along and give us a hand on the stand and enjoy the event.
All places on the Heritage Open Days, 13 and 14 September 2014, historic boat trips are taken. We have been overwhelmed by the response but we are very restricted as to the number of passengers we can take. We may be able to carry 20 tonnes or more of cargo aboard the Lindsay, but no more than twelve passengers are allowed. If there are any cancellations it may be possible to take people from the waiting lists.
Keppel in the Sentinel yesterday; they did a good article about the appeal. Thanks to them for that and let's hope it helps with raising awareness. Thanks also to Carole Ware from Friends of Hanley Park and to Roger Fuller of Roger Fuller Boatbuilding for their kind words.
KEPPEL is off for her new bottom and footings at Roger Fullers Boatyard in Stone. The voyage starts at Etruria at 9.30 and should be at Stone by about 2.30 in the afternoon! WE need crew. If you want to come along please send contact us. Cake may be available!