LHCRT NEWS INDEX

AGM

June 8th. 2018

The 28th Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust Ltd. was held at the Park View Centre, Brownhills on the 8th of June.

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Blooming Hard Work

May 10th 

Lichfield’s canal trust has launched a project to recreate the city’s historic Gallows Wharf, incorporating planting areas in a Garden of Reflection. The garden will become part of Blooming Lichfield’s entry for Britain in Bloom, the nationwide community gardening competition led by the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Summerhill Walk

April 21st.

The weather was perfect for our Summerhill Guided Walk. Peter Buck lead over sixty walkers from the Boat Inn down to the M6 Toll Aqueduct and back. Much has changed since our walk last year and Peter was happy to tell everyone about it.

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Lichfield 10K - On your marks!

April 7th

Supporters of the Trust are taking on a different challenge later this year when they run in the Lichfield 10k fun run. 

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Easter Coffee Morning

March 31st.

The weather was against us but it stayed dry and we still had a wonderful day chez Eric and Doreen. The food was a-plenty and the company was fabulous

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Mavis Moore

March 18th.

We are sad to announce the death of Mavis Moore yesterday after a short illness. Mavis had been fully involved with LHCRT since moving from Essex in retirement in 2003. 

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Quiz Night 2018

March 17th

The Trust held it's annual fun quiz night on March 17th at Boley Park with 102 quizzers quizzed by Quiz Meister Jayne Preston. In first place came The Minors Hill Mob 

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The Big Lift

March 2/3rd

In sub-zero temperatures contractors and Trust volunteers worked together to move eleven concrete culvert sections from Great Wyrley to Darnford Lane. 

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Trust buys Cottage 271

January 20th.

Ogley Junction had commanded the summit of the Lichfield Canal since 1797 until its closure to boat traffic about 60 years ago. 

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Bench Dedicated to Tamworth Rd. Couple

December 1st.

A bench has been installed on Lichfield Canal towpath in memory of a couple who spent over 35 years in the city.



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Grand Prize Draw Result

November 18th.

The response to our annual Prize Draw was again very encouraging with 6,077 tickets sold, plus donations making a gross income of  £6,442.


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Donation from IWA

November 15th.

Lichfield's canal restoration trust has been presented with a cheque for £1,000 by the local branch of the Inland Waterways Association.



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Engineering Society Visit

November 2nd.

A group of science and engineering enthusiasts gathered on the towpath of Lichfield Canal to learn about the challenges faced by volunteers restoring the canal.


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Charity Partnership with TSB

November 2nd.

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has been given a fundraising boost after being chosen by the city's TSB branch as its local charity partner for 2017/18.


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HHG 2017

Sept 23-24th.

More than 6,000 visitors came to Huddlesford Junction over the weekend for the 7th biennial Huddlesford Heritage Gathering. Encouraged no doubt by the fine weather, especially on the Sunday, it was our best attendance yet.
 

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Rob Davies

September 21st.

Rob Davies, secretary of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Retail Trading Ltd. passed away earlier this month, on his birthday, aged 77.

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Gold award for Lichfield

September 18th.

Blooming Lichfield won the GOLD award in this year's Heart of England in Bloom wards. Congratulations to all who played a part in this event. 

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Fosseway Heath - work begins!

September 16th.

Trust Chairperson Christine Bull used a special golden shovel to cut the first sod in the rejuvenation of the area alongside the disused Lichfield to Walsall railway between Falklands Road and Fossway Lane.



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Michael Fabricant to open HHG

September 14th.

Michael Fabricant will open the Huddlesford Gathering at 11:45 on  Sept. 23rd.

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