Autumn Newsletter

The Autumn newsletter is now out. Anyone expecting an emailed copy should have received it at the weekend. Anyone expecting a paper copy it is snailing it’s way to you at this moment and you should be receiving it in a few days time. Anyone not expecting a copy who

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The story of Hazel

Thanks to a crew volunteer, Tony Hewitson, for putting together the story of Hazel in this video. Hazel – The Wellbeing Boat This the story of how The Wooden Canal Boat Society rebuilt a 1913 wooden narrow boat and put her into service to help boost peoples mental health.  

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New opportunities with us

We are now well into the first year of Hazel being in service as a well-being boat around Tameside. This has brought us lots more work and, therefore, some opportunities. We shall soon be needing a part-time, paid, Community Boat Co-ordinator and we also need volunteer help with all the

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Hazel’s Service Launch

Another proud moment for the Society and all her volunteers, past and present. Hazel is now well and truly Tameside’s Well-Being boat after being launched on her way by the Mayor of Tameside – seen below cutting the ribbon, with Ashton Boatman (aka Chris Leah) and the Mayor’s wife and

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Guinea Pig Boat Trips

‘What ??’ I hear you cry !!! Do not panic. No animals will be harmed during these trips !! The guinea pigs will be our members, sponsors, funders and volunteers who have been invited to come along as a Thank You on one of Hazel’s first public trips. Our volunteer

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Hazel at Marple Locks festival

Last week Hazel enjoyed a trip along the Peak Forest canal to Marple for their Locks Festival. It was a great outing and another wonderful opportunity for some of the potential crew trainees to find out about the work involved – especially as her final destination was at lock number

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Hazel leaves the boatyard !!

Hazel is at last where she belongs, on the canal !! The photos show our long-time volunteer, Maxine, repainting Hazel’s old name and adding her new. Then Hazel sets off to the Peak Forest canal towed by ForgetMeNot for a little filming. This trip’s a great opportunity for the new

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AGM

A very useful and interesting AGM was held this afternoon in our Ashton under Lyne charity shop. Last year’s efforts and results were reported on, then we had lunch and then Colin Scrivener, our newsletter editor and a previous owner of our boat Hazel, gave a fascinating illustrated talk on

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Our Flickr photographs

Don’t forget, you can click on the ”Flickr Gallery” tab on the frontpage to see a few hundred photographs of the Wooden Canal Society’s history. The latest batch record the trip at the end of March 2015 when Hazel was bowhauled to Mossley and back by Chris Leah and some

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