The Waterways Museum Society meets monthly from September through to May, usually in the Rolt Centre at the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.
Meetings range from talks, films and lectures by experts in various waterway topics to more informal social events.
Everyone is welcome at WMS meetings – you do not need to be a member of the society. These meetings start at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.
WMS meetings 2020
17th January – Film evening ‘The Bargee’ starring Harry H Corbett, Eric Sykes and others.
21st February – AGM and a presentation from Daniel Greenhalgh, Director – North West, Canal & River Trust.
20th March – Braunston – canal age transport hub: A look at the history of canals in and around Braunston, Northamptonshire, in the wider context of the history of transport. A talk by John Pomfret
10th April (Good Friday) – What! Start again? – Well Yes – Ian McCarthy. An illustrated talk about his life and times on the canals as a volunteer, share boat owner and codger of boats. Starting from the nineteen sixties to the present day. What has changed and why, and most importantly how we make sure it is all passed on to the future, in a better state than when we found it.
15th May – The effect of the Bridgewater Canal on the village of Moore from 1773. Its purpose, motive power – horses, steam packets to noisy Widdops and much more. An illustrated talk by local resident Alan Jones, a vice president of WMS.
The National Waterways Museum (NWM), Ellesmere Port, hosts various events throughout the year. All these events will take place at NWM, unless stated otherwise.
To find out what is happening at the National Waterways Museum visit their web site at this LINK.