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Monthly work party on the Cheshire Lock flight of the Trent & Mersey Canal
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Monthly work party on the Cheshire Lock flight of the Trent & Mersey Canal, between Kidsgrove and Wheelock.

This month the work will be at Lock 53 (Thurlwood Upper), the same as last time. All that remains to be done on the lock is black and white Sadolin painting on the woodwork. However, there is still a lot of metal fencing to be painted!

Parking info – Lock 53 can be accessed ON FOOT via Farams Road, Rode Heath (Bargain Booze shop is on the corner). Parking usually available at the kerbside between Bibby Street and Farams Road on your left on the A533 Sandbach Road when travelling from Kidsgrove or Alsager via Church Lawton traffic lights into Rode Heath. (N. B. – Residents only parking in Farams Road ).

Alternatively, park on the Broughton Arms car park, cross the canal bridge and a walk of approx. 250 yds to access the lock from the towpath.

Toilet facilities are available at nearby Broughton Arms just a bit further up the canal.

We will meet as usual at 10-00 a.m. and work through until 3-00 p.m. If you are able to stay all day , please bring a packed lunch and a drink. Be sure to wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and marked with paint. Stout footwear is appropriate and bring along a waterproof in the event of rain.

Branch
IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch
Event Dates

Thursday 21st March

Location

Stoke-on-Trent

Restoration

Work Party on the Cheshire Locks

Monthly work party on the Cheshire Lock flight of the Trent & Mersey Canal, between Kidsgrove and Wheelock.

This month the work will be at Lock 53 (Thurlwood Upper), the same as last time. All that remains to be done on the lock is black and white Sadolin painting on the woodwork. However, there is still a lot of metal fencing to be painted!

Parking info – Lock 53 can be accessed ON FOOT via Farams Road, Rode Heath (Bargain Booze shop is on the corner). Parking usually available at the kerbside between Bibby Street and Farams Road on your left on the A533 Sandbach Road when travelling from Kidsgrove or Alsager via Church Lawton traffic lights into Rode Heath. (N. B. – Residents only parking in Farams Road ).

Alternatively, park on the Broughton Arms car park, cross the canal bridge and a walk of approx. 250 yds to access the lock from the towpath.

Toilet facilities are available at nearby Broughton Arms just a bit further up the canal.

We will meet as usual at 10-00 a.m. and work through until 3-00 p.m. If you are able to stay all day , please bring a packed lunch and a drink. Be sure to wear old clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty and marked with paint. Stout footwear is appropriate and bring along a waterproof in the event of rain.

Details

Contact

John Lawson

07940 878923

[email protected]

Time

10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

All tools and equipment will be provided. Volunteers are advised to wear old clothes, stout shoes and to bring waterproofs in case of rain and a packed lunch if staying all day.

This work party is jointly led by IWA North Staffordshire & South Cheshire Branch and Trent & Mersey Canal Society

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Location

Stoke-on-Trent

Broughton Arms, Rode Heath, Stoke-on-Trent, UK

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