Summer events – can you help Hazel?

We’ve got a couple of great events lined up this summer and really need the help of as many volunteers as possible. The events will help the society but they’ll be a great opportunity for volunteers to learn more about handling Hazel and about the canals in general.

Sat 27th and Sun 28th is Stalybridge Carnival weekend and on the Saturday there’ll be a boat gathering in Stalybridge town centre. Hazel needs help to get her there from her current home in our nearby boatyard so she’ll need some fit volunteers to help ‘bowhaul’ her down that stretch of the canal. When in the town she’ll then need volunteers to tell people about her history and her future and the Wooden Canal Boat Society in general. We may also be having stalls on the Sunday in a nearby park which is the finish venue for the carnival procession.

Marple Locks festival will be held on Sunday 5th July. This is a bigger challenge as we’ll need volunteer crew members to get Hazel to Marple over a few days during the week 29th June to 4th July. On the Festival day we’ll again be telling the public about her and the Society and probably having a fund-raising stall.

CAN YOU HELP? Please do get in touch if you have any time to spare at all during these periods for any kind of work – it’s not all strenuous !!. The events are great fun and being part of a team makes them even better. Please comment on this post, ”contact us” via this website or email the Hazel Project Manager, Anne-Louise Black at THANK YOU !!


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