Local design and print agency, Raphael Design Limited, have helped our Lichfield 10K runners get off to a great start by supplying their running vests. Six athletes have taken on the challenge to run in the Lichfield 10k to raise money for our Tunnel Vision Appeal, the funds must be raised by 2019 to ensure that our tunnel goes ahead at the same time as the southern bypass tunnel.
LHCRT attended the Braunston Historic Boat Rally with a display stand and a few items for sale. We were presented with a cheque for £1000 and a bottle of bubbly by marina owner Tim Coglhan with David and Sheila Suchet.
The 28th Annual General Meeting of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust Ltd. was held at the Park View Centre, Brownhills on the 8th of June.
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.
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