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
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 email@example.com; 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
Our grateful thanks for the donation made towards the purchase of the barge from the Lincolnshire Branch of the Inland Waterways Association. Photo from L to R Association Treasurer Andy Martin, Association Chairman Dave Carnell and Les Reid accepting the substantive contribution.
L to R Barry, Les and Paul at Paul’s introduction to the Leicester Trader
Our new Chairman Barry now has two successful meetings under his belt, and we welcome Paul Strudwick as our New Treasurer. Paul succeeds the capable Dorothy Britton.Our thanks and appreciation Dorothy for your efforts and contributions over the years.
This Year’s Christmas Tree displays in the St Mary Magdalene Church in Newark town center are well worth the visit, especially to see our own tree so capably assembled by Margi. Once again the Church has opened it’s facilities to all charities and organisations both business and pleasure,and a wander around will add to the Christmas spirit. Our own display centers around our activity this year, which has been the complete refurbishment of the hull, also referred to as “the bottom”. This is also a big thank you to all the persons involved and of course our kind benefactors who have made this all possible to date. Our compliments of the season and best wishes for 2015, we look forward to a successful New Year with your continued support and a return to the water and our other “normal” activities!
A laid back Father Christmas!
In Festive Season mode
Seas Shanty Evening – head pirate
Les, Hester and Margi
At the well attended AGM held on 1st November 2014 we bid a sad farewell to Hester who has so capably led us as Chairman for the last three years. Hester’s commitment, dedication and motivation was acknowledged in the achievements we have made whilst Hester has been at the helm by project chairman Les Reid and all members of the Committee and Trustees. We welcome new Chairman Barry Thomson and look forward to a successful and happy association going forward. Herein a few photo momentos of Hester.
You don’t want to miss this this one! If last year’s sell-out is anything to go by this year’s Sea Shanty Evening is looking bigger and better by the day! Our lead shanty singer Liam Robinson is depicted in the image below from last year, and we look forward to his rousing leadership again this year.
For more information on Liam and his activities please click on the link
We regret the late notification that our open day planned for Sunday, 3rd August 2014 has had to be cancelled through unforseen delays in completion of repairs to the Leicester Trader’s hull. Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will advise once the Leicester Trader is returned to the water and her berth as to when the open days will resume
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.