Volunteers’ Week

1-7th June is Volunteers’ Week and here at the Wooden Canal Boat Society we’d like to say a huge THANK YOU           Vielen Dank         Ευχαριστώ                      Aitäh                      Dziękuję

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New Craft classes

Hazel Mayow, the Wooden Canal Boat Society’s Volunteer Co-ordinator is organising some craft classes. These may be classes to learn traditional, boat-related skills or just-for-fun crafts. The first one is an introduction to canal art (or Roses and Castles) and will be led by the very talented Maxine who has

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Boat Maintenance help needed

In November 2015 “Forget me Not” went on dock at Ashton Packet Boat Co to have her skeg re-fitted, bottom caulked, shoeing and ice plating renewed and propeller rfurbished ready for lots more Hazel Rejuvenated towing and recycling trips in coming years. Boat fans in the Northwest, here’s a rare opportunity to

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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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