The repair works continue as can be seen from the images below, with the next stage of painting the hull before returning Leicester Trader to the water, hopefully to participate in fine fettle at the Newark Festival mid June. The images show Les at work from the inside, Les taking time out to catch up and chat on progress and Les and James reviewing the day’s work.
12 months of research concluded on 26th April 2014 at North Muskham Rural Community Centre with an afternoon of talks and discussion to consider how best to make the results available – talks by those who have undertaken the work, Philip Riden, Hywel Maslen and Wendy Freer – and discussion on material to be included in a book on the Trent in this period. A more detailed invitation and guide is available, please click here to access, or go to our events page to view.
Thank you to all the participants who made this such an informative and useful day, in particular Philip Riden, Hywel Maslen and the team of Nottingham University in conjuction with
Our thanks to Izzie and Dave for these fantastic images of the crane lift on Monday 31st
A report and photo gallery on the preparation for the crane lift to dry dock – please click here to access or find our report under the Events tab.
Chairman Hester’s jumble sale was a success and raised £140.00 to our funds as well as creating awareness of our project in the community.Thanks to all who supported the project too!
We have received a series in poster format of research funded by The Arts and Humanities Research Council through the University of Nottingham. Our grateful thanks to Hywel Maslen and Phil Riden for this material. To view these please click on the History and Heritage tab and select Trade and Traffic on the Trent.
Margi and Hes decorated the tree in the St Mary Magdalene Church,in the town centre of Newark, and along with help from members they have made another stunning presentation to go with all the other organisations efforts in this annual event. The model again serves as a fantastic stand, and this year’s decorations highlight the fact that our barge “Leicester Trader” is 60 years old this year.
Naturally with the advent of Christmas thoughts also turn to the New Year and to this end we will shortly be publishing our winter newsletter.
If you are in town please visit the church and see for yourself!
Margi in the Middle