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Branch Lock Wind - Hurleston Bottom Lock August 2-3, 2014 This year the annual Lock Wind will again be at Hurleston Bottom Lock, during the first weekend in August when we hope there will be lots of boaters cruising up and down the Llangollen Canal. The lock wind is one of our major fund raising events so please support your branch. As we have recently committed money to match-funding for two HLF grants in our area we need to earn as much as we can.

Scene at the 2013 lock wind Photo: Michael Haig

We really do need your assistance not only to help wind locks but to provide lots of things to sell; any surplus fruit and vegetables from your garden, home-made cakes, pies, pickles and jam are very popular and every year we run out of supplies. If you can spare the time we would welcome your contributions and especially your presence. A little more help would be appreciated even if it is just an hour or two!

You are very welcome to join us by boat but please let me know beforehand as CRT have asked how many boats are likely to attend. There is plenty of mooring space on the main Shropshire Union with room to turn round if you need to return to your mooring after the event. You are equally welcome if you come by car. There is plenty of parking space on the old road which is just after Snugbury's Ice Cream shop on the A51 Chester & Tarporley road out of Nantwich. You can't miss it. Just turn off the main road by the 'Free Range Eggs' sign, park, then walk down to the bridge and turn right along the tow path. It's not just a working weekend! The lock wind is a social event giving an opportunity to meet and talk with fellow canal enthusiasts, so please come and enjoy the fun. We look forward to seeting you all. Dawn Aylwin

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Summer 2014

2014 06 Shroppie Fly Paper  

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