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IWA Shrewsbury District & North Wales Branch Branch Diary 2014 All branch members are welcome to join us at our regular branch business meetings, which are preceded by an opportunity for supper and socialising. Meetings begin at 7.00pm, with supper from 6.00pm. In order to give our venues an idea of numbers it would be appreciated if you could let the branch know if you would like to attend. shrewsandnwales@waterways.org.uk July 14 - Aug 3

Linocut art exhibition at Audlem Mill, featuring the work of celebrated canal artist Eric Gaskell.

July 14 - Aug 8

CRT winter stoppages consultation period, phase 2. See page 14.

July 20

Aqueduct Marina Church Minshull Open Day. Please come along, enjoy the fun and support the branch stand.

July 26-27

Audlem Festival of Transport and Gathering of Historic Narrow Boats. Over 50 historic boats will squeeze into Audlem for the largest gathering to date. See page 21.

August 2-3

Branch lock wind at Hurleston bottom lock. We really do need your help and support. Please see page 30.

August 11

Branch business meeting at Narrowboat Inn, Whittington SY11 4NU.

August 30

Leominster Canal walk - Orleton Village Hall 10.30am. Hosted by Friends of the Leominster Canal www.leominstercanal.co.uk

Sept 6-7

Maesbury Festival. See pages 19-20.

Sept 20-21

Whitchurch Gathering of Boats. See page 21.

Sept 27

IWA national AGM at Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands. See www.waterways.org.uk/agm/agm

Sept 28

Waterway community event on the Caldon Canal at Leek. See www.waterways.org.uk/agm/agm

Oct 13

Branch business meeting at Horse & Jockey, Whitchurch SY13 4QJ

Nov 10

Autumn Social Evening & Talk at Brooklands Hotel, Mill Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9JT. 6.30 for 7.00pm supper. John Yates, an English Heritage inspector, a member of CRT's Heritage Advisory Committee and Museums & Attractions Partnership, as well as CRT Council, will speak on 'Canal Heritage - a Journey': his personal canal heritage journey through living on boats and coal carrying to his career in conservation and involvement in CRT's heritage work and museums. The cost of ÂŁ9 per head includes the talk and a fish & chip supper (vegetarian option available). Please book with Val Haig (contact details on page 4) by November 5 (for catering numbers) and pay cash on the night.

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2014 06 Shroppie Fly Paper  
2014 06 Shroppie Fly Paper  

Shroppie Fly Paper is the newsletter of the Shrewsbury District & North Wales Branch of The Inland Waterways Association.