Recently the WCBS have had stalls at two events – Whaley Bridge Water Weekend which was held on 7th & 8th June and this past weekend, 21st & 22nd. when the Huddersfield Canal Society organised a boat-gathering as part of Stalybridge Carnival.
Both events were used to fund-raise with competitions and items for sale including pottery and old wood from Hazel all painted in traditional canal art style. Also we were able to highlight the work of the Society to the public. Many of the visitors, especially at Whaley Bridge, were boaters themselves and some interesting contacts were made; for instance the possibilities of tows for Hazel when she is up and running. Those who had little experience of canals were invited to come along on recycling trips to give them a taste of what boating’s about and, of course, help in the collection.
Overall, valuable funds were raised, new sponsors for Hazel came forward and information about the work of the Society was spread around by leaflet and chatting.
We’d like to give a big thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time to help on these days. If you want to help at future events do contact Chris Leah – 07931952037. As well as helping it’s fun to get out and about and meet others in the Society.