Category: Boats

Gifford to the Rescue

Shad will be in the boatyard for remedial work from May 27th until June 27th so her place as the on-show boat will be taken by Gifford. Our insurance stipulates that there must be a WMS member on board whenever

Festival de Loire d’Orleans

The Society is planning to take part in the above French River Festival from the 18th to the 22nd September this year. It is intended to exhibit our tank boat Gifford at the Festival and we will also have a

Gifford Returns

To the sounds of a military band and flag waving, Gifford was welcomed back to her home moorings at the museum after her extensive works. The society wish to thank Chris Bacon for these photographs.

Recent photos of ‘George’ and ‘Bantam’

Here are a couple of photos of George arriving in Liverpool. And here are two more of Bantam leaving Ellesmere Port to join George at Lydiate.

Flying boats!!

An eventful day at the museum with work starting to clear the historic slipway for an exciting new exhibition. Part of the Window on the World project.

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George is flying!!!

As part of the Window on the World project, George was craned out of the canal this morning. She will shortly be winging her way (on the back of a low loader!) off to Devon for the start of her

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New Friendship crochet panel now on display

NWM’s Coffee & Crochet Group have created a stunning crochet panel inspired by the traditional paintwork on the narrowboat Friendship. This is now on display in the Island Warehouse at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Well worth a visit!

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Heritage Lottery Fund grant for National Waterways Museum

We’re celebrating the confirmation of a grant of £790,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) as well as invaluable match funding of over £50,000 from the Wolfson Foundation. The HLF support will fund three key initiatives getting underway early in

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Update on Mossdale from Margaret Harrison

We had to do a lot of thinking about Mossdale over the summer. Here’s an update on the future plans for her and what we’re doing immediately to stabilise her. A survey and assessment of Mossdale was carried out in

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NWM features on the BBC

Jeff Fairweather, our very own Chairman, makes his acting debut in the BBC’s ‘Peaky Blinders’. Starting tonight, this second series features some scenes filmed at the Museum, including Jeff expertly steering one of the historic collection along the canal. Using

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