Quiz Night 2018

March 17th

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 who, as has become something of a tradition, immediately donated the £50 prize back to the Trust's Tunnel Vision campaign.

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The Big Lift

March 2/3rd

In sub-zero temperatures contractors and Trust volunteers worked together to move eleven concrete culvert sections from Great Wyrley to Darnford Lane. They had been in storage in the colliery yard for exactly 12 years (to the day) but we needed to vacate the premises so they were moved to Darnford Lane where they will form the tunnel under the road.

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Trust buys Cottage 271

January 20th.

Ogley Junction had commanded the summit of the Lichfield Canal since 1797 until its closure to boat traffic about 60 years ago. By Lock 1, there are two historic lock keeper’s cottages, Nos. 271 and 272, these being the last two in the Birmingham Navigations Company property register radiating out of Birmingham.

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Bench Dedicated to Tamworth Rd. Couple

December 1st.

A bench has been installed on Lichfield Canal’s towpath in memory of a couple who spent over 35 years in the city.
Rona and Clifford Chalmers moved to a bungalow on Tamworth Road in 1980

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Grand Prize Draw Result

November 18th.

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.

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Donation from IWA

November 15th.

Lichfield's canal restoration trust has been presented with a cheque for £1,000 by the local branch of the Inland Waterways Association.

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Engineering Society Visit

November 2nd.

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.

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Charity Partnership with TSB

November 2nd.

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.

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HHG 2017

Sept 23-24th.

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.

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Rob Davies

September 21st.

Rob Davies, secretary of the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Retail Trading Ltd. passed away earlier this month, on his birthday, aged 77.

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Gold award for Lichfield

September 18th.

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. All the representatives of the teams, including our own Trust volunteers, were invited to the Mayor's parlour to celebrate the wonderful result.

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Fosseway Heath - work begins!

September 16th.

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.

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Michael Fabricant to open HHG

September 14th.

Michael Fabricant will open the Huddlesford Gathering at 11:45 on  Sept. 23rd.

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Fosseway Heath - grant received

August 15th

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" 

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Lock 23 excavated

July 3rd 2017

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.

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Speakers Corner

June 17th.

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.

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New Chairperson for LHCRT

June 14th.

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.

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Annual General Meeting

June 9th

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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Massive effort by JLR

May 8th to 19th.

The vision to restore the 1000m derelict Summerhill section of the Lichfield Canal was helped to become a reality this month by all 200 of the Jaguar Land Rover Property Team turning out for a CSR event 

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Easter Coffee Morning

April 15th.

Blue skies and fine weather contributed to another very successful event. A record amount was raised at Eric & Doreens's Easter Coffee morning.

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LHCRT joins Virgin Money Giving

April 18th.

LHCRT has joined forces with Virgin Money Giving to help us raise more money,  

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Hatherton Canal Update

Towards the end of 2016, CRT and their contractors carried out considerable works on the canal, from the rear of the Roman Way Hotel through to the M6 motorway.

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JLR visit Summerhill

JLR corporate day at Summerhill Feb 27th 2017.

28 hardy volunteers arrived from Jaguar Land Rover to help us extend the footpath at Summerhill.

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Quiz Night

Our annual quiz night was once again a great success with 14 tables of enthusiastic quizzers tested and entertained in equal measure by Quizmaster Tim Burgin.

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LHCRT welcomes NCA

We were pleased to welcome the Northern Canals Association to Lichfield on Sunday. The NCA meets twice a year, hosted by one of the member organisations

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'Tunnel Vision' Launch

Jan. 9th 2017.
The David Suchet 'Tunnel Vision' appeal was formally launched at the London Boat Show on Jan 9th 2017.

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