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.




Heads Up on the AGM!

The AGM of the Newark Heritage Barge C.I.O. will be held on the 1st December 2015 at a time and venue to announced shortly, please take note of the date. No need to remind members of the opportunity to review the last year and catch up with friends who share our common interest, The Leicester Trader. We look forward to seeing as many of our members as possible.

Waterways Heritage Day, Saturday 27 June 2015

Thanks to a further generous award by the Arts & Humanities Research
Council, under its Connected Communities Programme, to the
Department of History at The University of Nottingham, the University
and Newark Heritage Barge are pleased to present a Waterways
Heritage Day on Saturday 27 June 2015. This will showcase some of the
historical research and practical conservation currently in progress on
the rivers and canals of the East Midlands.
The day school forms part of the AHRC’s Connected Communities
Festival, a national programme of events intended to strengthen links
between universities and local communities.
After a series of talks in the morning, there will be a guided walk along
the river in the afternoon. This will mark the launch of Newark Heritage
Barge’s new ‘Trail’, intended to bring out for both local people and
visitors the rich waterside heritage of the town.
Alongside the talks and the walk, all the waterways heritage
organisations in the East Midlands and neighbouring regions are being
invited to bring along displays of their work and publications to sell, so
there will be an opportunity to see what is going on over a large area of
eastern England.
Anyone interested in waterways history, or the local history of Trentside
or canalside communities, is very welcome to come to this event, which
will be held at Staythorpe Electricity Sports & Social Club, King’s Road,
Newark NG24 1EW. The club is in the centre of Newark, within walking
distance of the bus station, both railway stations, and the main carparks.
There is limited waiting outside the club to unload display
material, but not longer-term parking.
There is no charge for the day school, but we do need to know how
many people are coming. Please see over for details of how to enrol.

All enquiries to: Philip Riden (email; or
telephone (evenings) 01246 554026.

It is important to register as soon as possible and further details on the event plus the registration form are available by following the link below, please click on the link and then click again to download the forms.

Heritage Day programme final PDF