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Facing up to social media with Facebook

Over the last few months the canal Trust has been raising it’s profile on social media. We have created a new Facebook Page, our Facebook Group goes from strength to strength and we are also on Twitter and Instagram. Some of you may already be amongst the 1.4 billion people across the world who use Facebook each month. For those of you who wonder what all the fuss is about I will try to clarify some of the mystery and dispel some misconceptions.

Here’s a simple guide to what Facebook does. There are four main things to know about Facebook:

Why do I like Facebook?

I went to school in Hertfordshire, university in Lancashire and now live in Lichfield so I’ve lost touch with a lot of my friends. Facebook has put me back in touch with them and I can now “chat” to them, share our photos and feel like we’ve never been apart.

I love the fact that I can keep up to date with news from the pages I follow – from details of where my favourite bands are playing, the latest cake creation from cake decorators and special offers at shops.

Most of all I really enjoy being a member of the LHCRT Facebook group. We chat about what the volunteers are up to, post photos of the work so far and discuss the future plans. We’ve got 136 members of the group so far, so if you’re already on Facebook please come and join us and if you’re not on Facebook yet – remember us when you do join.

Still not convinced?

A lot of people worry about Facebook – particularly about giving their personal details. Well the good news is there’s no need to worry. When you join, the only information you need to give is your email address, name and date of birth. You can fill in lots more information about yourself but that’s optional. Any information you do give, can be locked down using your privacy settings so that no-one can see it.


If you have any questions or comments please do email me   Christine Howles

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Christine Howles

Christine is a relative newcomer to the Trust but brings a wealth of experience to her role as the Trust’s Social Media Manager.

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Where can I find LHCRT on Facebook?

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LichfieldandHathertonCanalRestorationTrust

Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/77210944018/

Where else can I find LHCRT?

Twitter:      www.twitter.com/LHCRT1

Instagram:  www.instagram.com/lhcrt

I’m  not on Facebook - how can I join in?

Click on this link to go to Facebook.com   www.Facebook.com

Here’s a look at what’s on our Facebook page right now:

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