Seasons Greetings to all our followers in 2018

We are pleased to yet again be a part of the Christmas tree festival in aid of our local Parish Church, St Mary Magdaline. This runs from December 1st to 9th.20181129_162135 Committee member Margaret Catley and her friend Di have assembled this years tree with the theme that Leicester Trader will feature on BBC television Bargain Hunt in the new year.

Some 2018 images from our open days at Newark Riverside park

100_4953 100_4954 100_4955 100_4956Learning about flotation–if the barge is made of steel how can it float? The simplest things capture the imagination and phones and I pads put aside. Loading barges (sardine tins) with heavy cargo(old pennies). How many before it sinks?!



General view with our chairman Barry teaching a few magic trick with rope.





How did we lift sails and cargo on sailing ships before we had engines and cranes?





How did you do that?

Merry Christmas 2017 everyone

xmas2017As in other years we support our local Parish Church by displaying out Leicester Trader themed display in their Christmas tree festival in aid of Church funds. Decorated by committee member Margaret Catley, the tree stands on a base made for us by local waterway operative Peter Smith. We look forward to next year and hope to have more open days when the weather improves. A reminder for anyone wishing to get involved either hands on, in admin, or join our decision making committee, contact Les on

Notice of Annual General Meeting Tuesday 7th November 2017


24, The Weavers,
Newark on Trent,
NG24 4RY

12th October 2017

Dear Member,

Notice and Agenda of forthcoming Annual General Meeting.

Re: Annual General Meeting, 7th November, 1 pm at the Whitehouse Wharf, Millgate, Newark.
(The boat will be open at mid-day for light refreshments and viewing.)


1. Apologies
2. Minutes of AGM 2016
3. Chair’s report
4. Treasurer’s Report
5. Election of Officers
6. Election of Committee Members
7. Election of Trustees: Les Reid, Barry Thompson, Margaret Catley, Richard Bingham and Dorothy Britton.
8. Appointment of Independent Examiner of Accounts
9. Any Other Business

The Committee looks forward to seeing you, sharing our reports and providing our thoughts on the year ahead.

Yours faithfully,

Barry Thompson,
Or 01636-612994/07786337309

Website Update

Please accept our apologies for not updating the website… we are a very small team with very limited time.

We will report on our year’s limited activities at the AGM, in the meantime plans are afoot to completely overhaul the Business Plan and in the process determine our strategy going forward.

Barry Thompson