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Churchbridge Lock in the 1950's   (Tom Manning Collection) Hednesford Basin in 1962  (Tony Jukes Collection) Cannock Extension Canal in 1962   (Tony Jukes Collection) The Lichfield & Hatherton Canals will restore historic waterway links between South Staffordshire and the West Midlands

Lichfield Canal in 1924

Our Mission...

To restore the Lichfield Canal and the Hatherton Canal to re-open waterway links between Staffordshire and the West Midlands, for the benefit of the environment, amenity and prosperity of the Region and to enhance the nation's inland waterway system.

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Membership of the Trust

The Trust was founded in 1988 and has grown to over 1,800 members throughout Britain, which not only helps fund restoration work but also shows the strength of support for restoring these valuable links in the national network.  100% of the money raised is spent on restoration work.

Cut Both Ways

The Trust’s quarterly magazine, keeps members in touch with campaigning and restoration progress, news, views, pictures, social events and sale of promotional goods.

Current issues affecting the work of the Trust

David Suchet CBE, Vice-president

See the David Suchet Appeal page

“I am delighted to lead this further and innovative initiative by the Trust to raise funds towards getting the Lichfield Canal reopened…”

About Us

The Trust is:


Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust is a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee, registered as a charity (No 702429) and enrolled as an environmental body with ENTRUST under the Landfill Tax regulations (No.882012).

VAT registration No. 823 8213 41    Registered Office: Island House, Moor Road, Chesham, Buckinghamshire, HP5 1WA.
Registered in England - No. 2456172

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