Lichfield’s canal trust has launched a project to recreate the city’s historic Gallows Wharf, incorporating planting areas in a Garden of Reflection. The garden will become part of Blooming Lichfield’s entry for Britain in Bloom, the nationwide community gardening competition led by the Royal Horticultural Society.
The weather was perfect for our Summerhill Guided Walk. Peter Buck lead over sixty walkers from the Boat Inn down to the M6 Toll Aqueduct and back. Much has changed since our walk last year and Peter was happy to tell everyone about it.
Supporters of the Trust are taking on a different challenge later this year when they run in the Lichfield 10k fun run.
The weather was against us but it stayed dry and we still had a wonderful day chez Eric and Doreen. The food was a-plenty and the company was fabulous
We are sad to announce the death of Mavis Moore yesterday after a short illness. Mavis had been fully involved with LHCRT since moving from Essex in retirement in 2003.
The Trust held it's annual fun quiz night on March 17th at Boley Park with 102 quizzers quizzed by Quiz Meister Jayne Preston. In first place came The Minors Hill Mob
In sub-zero temperatures contractors and Trust volunteers worked together to move eleven concrete culvert sections from Great Wyrley to Darnford Lane.
Ogley Junction had commanded the summit of the Lichfield Canal since 1797 until its closure to boat traffic about 60 years ago.
A bench has been installed on Lichfield Canal towpath in memory of a couple who spent over 35 years in the city.
The response to our annual Prize Draw was again very encouraging with 6,077 tickets sold, plus donations making a gross income of £6,442.
Lichfield's canal restoration trust has been presented with a cheque for £1,000 by the local branch of the Inland Waterways Association.
A group of science and engineering enthusiasts gathered on the towpath of Lichfield Canal to learn about the challenges faced by volunteers restoring the canal.
Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has been given a fundraising boost after being chosen by the city's TSB branch as its local charity partner for 2017/18.
More than 6,000 visitors came to Huddlesford Junction over the weekend for the 7th biennial Huddlesford Heritage Gathering. Encouraged no doubt by the fine weather, especially on the Sunday, it was our best attendance yet.
Rob Davies, secretary of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Retail Trading Ltd. passed away earlier this month, on his birthday, aged 77.
Blooming Lichfield won the GOLD award in this year's Heart of England in Bloom wards. Congratulations to all who played a part in this event.
Trust Chairperson Christine Bull used a special golden shovel to cut the first sod in the rejuvenation of the area alongside the disused Lichfield to Walsall railway between Falklands Road and Fossway Lane.
Michael Fabricant will open the Huddlesford Gathering at 11:45 on Sept. 23rd.
We have very recently received approval of our application for £18,500 to the Postcode Local Trust to develop Fosseway Heath, Nature Reserve and Wetlands"
We had long said; "One day, we must explore the exact state of Lichfield Canal Lock 23 near London Road" That day came on 3rd July 2017 following written consent on 23rd June from the Town Clerk for the City Council as landowners.
A small group of supporters - some in traditional boater's costume - joined passers-by at Speakers Corner in Lichfield to hear Peter Buck talk about the 21st. Century Vision of the Lichfield Canal.
David Dixon has retired as Chairman of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust.
Christine Bull was elected the new chairperson at the full board meeting on Tuesday June 13th.
The 27th Annual General Meeting of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust was held on June 9th 2017 at the Park View Centre in Brownhills.
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