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

Leicester Trader back in the water.

12th December was an uplifting day to say the least. At pretty short notice our good friend ‘Tink’ Hutchinson tried out his new 120 ton crane.

Les Reid made sure we had a good record in pictures and videos the  after meticulous preparations she was lifted about one o clock.

She will remain at the Whitehouse Wharf for a week or two then move close to the Weavers.

The committee will meet early in January to determine a strategy for internal refurbishment.