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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SPECIAL OFFERS FOR AUGUST CRUISES

HISTORIC NARROW BOAT HOLIDAYS – AUGUST 2016 Join us on board ‘Hazel’, our 100-year-old, fully restored wooden canal boat. Our wonderful relaxing cruises take in the beautiful Peak Forest and Macclesfield canals, giving you time to sit back and enjoy the peace and quiet.  FULLY CREWED HOLIDAYS –  MANCHESTER AND

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ABOUT OUR BOATS

All our boats are now based on the canal behind Portland Basin Museum in Ashton under Lyne. Come along any time and say hello to any volunteers working on them. HAZEL is one of the few surviving wooden boats from the Northern parts of the canal system. She was built at

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NEXT STEPS

Now that Hazel is in action as Tameside’s Well-Being boat we have to think about the next steps. Every visit to Portland Basin smacks us in the eye of course as there are 5 more historic wooden canal boats sitting there all needing more attention ! Currently the trustees are

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You can help Hazel

HAZEL IS A WELL-BEING BOAT IN TAMESIDE PROVIDING PEACEFUL, RESTFUL CANAL TRIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH POOR MENTAL HEALTH. SHE HAS BEEN RENOVATED MOSTLY BY VOLUNTEERS:  HER CREW ARE ALSO VOLUNTEERS.  ONLY ONE CHIEF SKIPPER IS PAID. BUT SHE NEEDS TO BE KEPT IN TIP-TOP CONDITION. * * *  Y O

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AGM REMINDER

Please don’t forget our Annual General Meeting this coming Sunday, April 24th in the shop at 173 Stamford Street, Ashton under Lyne OL6 7PS. We need more members to support our work going forward with Hazel now fully operative as Tameside’s only wooden Well-Being boat. Especially a treasurer to work

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