We were pleased to welcome the Northern Canals Association to Lichfield on Sunday.
The NCA meets twice a year, hosted by one of the member organisations which are restoration or support groups from canals throughout the northern half of England, from the Midlands to Yorkshire and Lancashire. Around 35 attended yesterday, at the Huddlesford clubhouse of Lichfield Cruising Club who kindly allowed their facilities to be used. Morning presentations by CRT, IWA and LHCRT were followed by discussion; after lunch and progress reports from individual groups, visitors were shown our recent work at Tamworth Road and Summerhill, which was much admired.
The Northern Canal Association is a loose affiliation of groups with an interest in canals in the north of the country. It has been running for over 25 years with the object of promoting communication and the dissemination of information between canal societies, trusts and similar bodies involved in the restoration and preservation of canals and waterways in the North of England. Topics for discussion include planning issues, navigation rights, restoration methods, environmental matters, organisation and management issues. At this meeting around 16 canal trusts and groups were represented as well as the IWA and CRT, and Towpath Talk magazine.
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