Category: Volunteers

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

17th May, Adventures in the Lime Shed.

Come to the WMS meeting on Friday 17th May and hear the stories behind some of the large object collection items found in the Lime Shed as well as learning how the large object collection management process was undertaken. The

Great Easter Boat Gathering.

Over 2,400 visitors and boaters visited the museum during the most fabulous hot and sunny Easter weekend, bringing a real buzz to the site.  The society makes financial contributions towards museum schemes and it was great to see some of

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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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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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Passing of a friend

We are sad to report the news of the passing of Terry Allen, following a long illness. During the time Terry volunteered at the museum he was an active Boat Museum Society Committee member, and had a passion for boats

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