Category: WMS

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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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.

Waterways Journal – 21

The 21st volume of the Waterways Journal is now available. The cover price is now £8.99 and the Mail Order price is £10.40.

Stammers Lecture Change of Venue

The venue for the upcoming Stammers Lecture on Wednesday, 8th May, 2019 at 6.15 p.m. has been changed from the Merseyside Maritime Museum to the Martin Luther King building, otherwise known as the Old Dock Office or Granada Building.

RE:PORT Issue 224 March 2019

The March 2019 issue of Re:port in now available on the ‘Members Only’ page.

The March WMS meeting

The next WMS meeting is on Friday 15th March, it will be a talk about the tug France-Hayhurst by Cathy Roberts. The former River Weaver Trustees tug France-Hayhurst was built by WJ Yarwood in Northwich (YN 613) in 1938. Cathy

Mike Stammers Memorial Lecture

For those who remember Mike and for those who don’t, the Centre for Port and Maritime History has organised another lecture in what is now an annual series recognising the late Emeritus Curator of the Merseyside Maritime Museum (MMM). 050