Thank you

The Council of Management and all the volunteers would like to give a huge THANK YOU to all members who’ve bought raffle tickets and/or sent donations with their membership money. Also THANK YOU to all who responded to our appeal on Facebook and have donated via the Donate button on

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Hazel’s Special Day

The Wooden Canal Boat Society will be launching Narrowboat “Hazel” Into the canal! 2pm Friday 3rd May 2013 Viewing available from the towpath side 100 yards east of lock 7W (near Tescos) Followed by An Evening of Folk Dancing and Music Live Music Provided by Tom Kitching & Friends Comedy

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RAFFLE PRIZES NEEDED!

We need RAFFLE PRIZES for our Folk Dance and Comedy Evening on Friday, 3rd May. If you have anything you could donate please contact us on:  0777 348 4382               Please note – this number is for people wishing to donate raffle prizes.  If you

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4 more planks

The last couple of days have been great. We steamed two planks yesterday and 2 planks today. There was a great turnout of volunteers and the weather was brilliant. Today we dug our way into the wood store and extracted some oak boards, left over from work on “Lilith” and

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We’ll be steaming more planks on Friday and Saturday. we’re pretty much ready now. I’m off to Liverpool tomorrow to get oakum from the Liver Grease Oil & Chemical Company. http://www.livergreaseltd.co.uk/ 

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A good day

After a bit of a slow down through the winter, work on “Hazel” is picking up speed. We’re now 3 planks up, that’s halfway up, though we’re past halfway at the ends as there’s an extra half a plank at each end. We’ve steamed 16 planks, 12 more to go.

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Hazel’s Progress Report

Chris has submitted yet another report this time covering the work done during the winter this brings us almost entirely up to date apart from telling you about the painstaking process of spiking up every bottom board to the garboard strakes, when you have around 90 bottom boards and each

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