Volunteers in good voice

16th December

The Trust was invited to create a choir to sing at Swinfen Hall at a special lunch in December. It turns out that we have a considerable amount of musical talent amongst us we were able to field an impressive number of really good singers.

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Floating voters boost for the Trust

December 8th

.Lichfield’s canal trust has received a donation from an association representing traders afloat on Britain’s waterways.

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Grand Prize Draw 2018 Results

November 16th

he response to our annual Prize Draw was again very encouraging with 3,677 tickets sold at £2 each, plus donations making a gross income of £7,570, less operational costs leaving a net gain of £6,315. 

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Novel way to boost funds

October 21st 2018

Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust has found a novel way of raising money – proceeds from all sales of author Simon J Stephens’ new comic tale of cruising on Britain’s waterways are being donated to the Trust.

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Fosseway Walk / TSB Rowing

23rd September 2018

About 50 people joined us for for our Fosseway guided walk, a joint venture with Lichfield Discovered... 

TSB staff used quiet times over the last 2 weeks to attempt to row the equivalent of the 7 miles of the Lichfield Canal.

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30th Anniversary BBQ

9th September 2018

Lichfield’s canal restoration trust has celebrated the 30th anniversary of its foundation.
Over 100 people attended Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s anniversary barbecue at Gallows Wharf, including local residents, volunteers... 

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Gallows Wharf in full bloom for the Judges

July 22/23rd. 2018

Lichfield’s canal restoration trust unveiled its stunning contribution to Blooming Lichfield when judging for Heart of England in Bloom took place last week (Thursday, July 25).

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Trust Fights to Save Fish

22nd July 2018

The Trust has been fighting a battle to save the fish living in its water after a pollution incident put their lives at risk. Passers-by alerted Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Society Trust on Sunday, July 22, to some dead fish in Pound 26 on Tamworth Road.

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Local firm supports our 10K runners

July 9th. 2018

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... 

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Braunston Historic Boat Rally

23rd. June 2018

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.

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June 8th. 2018

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.

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Blooming Hard Work

May 10th 

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.

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Summerhill Walk

April 21st.

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.

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Lichfield 10K - On your marks!

April 7th

Supporters of the Trust are taking on a different challenge later this year when they run in the Lichfield 10k fun run. 

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Easter Coffee Morning

March 31st.

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

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Mavis Moore

March 18th.

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. 

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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 

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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. 

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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. 

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