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50 years after the heroic efforts of volunteers to bring the Ashton Canal back to life at ASHTAC, join with us to celebrate and get stuck in.

Join us for ASHTAC50 – a community spring clean on the Ashton Canal on 21 and 22 March. This event is organised to commemorate ‘Ashton Attack’ or ASHTAC, a volunteer event that took place along the canal in March 1972.

Many volunteers worked together from all parts of the country over a two- day period at ASHTAC. Their efforts rescued this beautiful urban canal from dereliction, allowing it to become the leisure resource it is today.

We have several activities planned for both days, there will be something for everyone, so come along. The tasks will include:

  • General canal-side tidying
  • Litter picking
  • Vegetation removing
  • Tree cutting

We will be working along a half mile stretch of the Ashton Canal, between Portland Basin and the historic Donkey Stones Wharf, including a small piece of land behind ASDA Ashton.

You will travel to these locations aboard passenger narrowboat StillWaters and by the Canal and River Trust’s workboat, which will drop teams off at each worksite.

Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, that you don’t mind getting dirty and waterproofs if rain is likely.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. You are welcome to sign up for both days or only one. We will meet at Heritage Wharf Portland Basin (postcode: OL7 0QA) on both days, 21 and 22 March.

Come along and spend a nice day or two with us out in the fresh air!

Find out more about our 75 years of campaigns

Branch
IWA Manchester Branch
Event Dates

Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd March

Location

Stalybridge

Restoration

‘ASHTAC50’

50 years after the heroic efforts of volunteers to bring the Ashton Canal back to life at ASHTAC, join with us to celebrate and get stuck in.

Join us for ASHTAC50 – a community spring clean on the Ashton Canal on 21 and 22 March. This event is organised to commemorate ‘Ashton Attack’ or ASHTAC, a volunteer event that took place along the canal in March 1972.

Many volunteers worked together from all parts of the country over a two- day period at ASHTAC. Their efforts rescued this beautiful urban canal from dereliction, allowing it to become the leisure resource it is today.

We have several activities planned for both days, there will be something for everyone, so come along. The tasks will include:

  • General canal-side tidying
  • Litter picking
  • Vegetation removing
  • Tree cutting

We will be working along a half mile stretch of the Ashton Canal, between Portland Basin and the historic Donkey Stones Wharf, including a small piece of land behind ASDA Ashton.

You will travel to these locations aboard passenger narrowboat StillWaters and by the Canal and River Trust’s workboat, which will drop teams off at each worksite.

Please wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes, that you don’t mind getting dirty and waterproofs if rain is likely.

A sandwich lunch will be provided. You are welcome to sign up for both days or only one. We will meet at Heritage Wharf Portland Basin (postcode: OL7 0QA) on both days, 21 and 22 March.

Come along and spend a nice day or two with us out in the fresh air!

Find out more about our 75 years of campaigns

Details

Time

9.30am - 3pm

Meeting place

Heritage Wharf Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, bottom of Wellbeck St South, entrance via Wharf Gate.

Contact

If you have any questions about the event, please don’t hesitate to email to ashtac50@manchester-iwa.co.uk

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Location

Stalybridge

Portland Basin, Portland Place, Ashton-under-Lyne OL7 0QA, UK

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