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Southside News February 2010

The Newsletter of the South London Branch of the IWA  Campaigning for the conservation, use, maintenance, restoration and development of the Inland Waterways


Welcome to the February Edition of Southside News A Happy New Year to you all - I hope you enjoyed the festivities and haven’t been too badly affected by the atrocious weather conditions - or our inability to cope with them owing to lack of experience! Alan Smith has completed a full year’s programme of social meetings on page 5, with topics ranging from the south of England, through Scotland to China - and Roddy McKee’s presentation about Paddle Steamers is sure to be entertaining - so come along and join us for a sit down and a cuppa amongst friends. As the days get longer we are all itching to get out and about on the waterways, so check out our branch stand activity programme on page 6, come and join in the fun and lend a hand at the water’s edge - we always welcome willing helpers. We had such a wonderful time on our Kingswear Castle and Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation cruises in July and October that we are planning two more this year - if there’s somewhere you would particularly like to go just drop us a line, an email or pick up the phone and let us know. We have added something new in this edition - Alan’s Christmas Dinner Quiz was so successful that we asked him to do another for us - see if you can work out his seasonal message from the questions on page 11. There’s no prize (you’re all too clever for that) so we’ve printed the answers on another page - no cheating now! Brian Andrews has written another item on waterways which existed on the branch ‘patch’ and Libby has contributed another of her excellent articles on the Three Mills Lock. You will also find more advertisements in this edition - we are always looking for help with Cavalcade, so if you feel you can contribute some of your valuable time please get in touch. If you don’t have any spare time then please spare some cash and buy some tickets for our Cavalcade Grand Draw - the prizes are most attractive and valuable. If you, or someone you know, has a business or provides a service and would like to place an advertisement then please contact me - I can help with the artwork and our rates are very reasonable, with all proceeds offsetting our printing costs. We distribute the newsletter to all South London members, and wherever events take the branch stand. It will also be downloadable from the IWA website, once the new version goes live. If you have any contributions, news or comments you would like to see in print, please send them to me - just like our social meetings, all are welcome! Christine Smith Publicity Officer & Newsletter Editor IWA South London Branch Front cover: Trip boat Victoria at Paper Mill Lock, October 2009

Photo: C. Smith

The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the Inland Waterways Association or of the South London Branch. They are, however, published as being of interest to our members and readers. The IWA accepts no liability for any matter within this newsletter, including adverts.




Contents

Page A message from the Branch Chairman

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South London’s Social Calendar 2010

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Branch Activities

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Social Meetings Report

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Canalway Cavalcade & The Grand Draw

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South London’s Thames Quiz

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Kensington & Grosvenor Canals

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The Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation - An Essex Backwater revisited

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The Opening of Three Mills Lock 5th June 2009

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Quiz Answers & Thames photos

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Who’s Who contact details

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How to find us

Back cover

Bollard on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation Photo: L. Pryde




A Message from the Branch Chairman I know by the time you read this the New Year will be at least a month old but on behalf of the Branch Committee I wish you all a happy 2010. Looking back to the autumn a number of branch members and others enjoyed an afternoon trip on the Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation on a glorious October Sunday. Our thanks to Alan and Christine for arranging this trip. The branch stand was out and about during the late summer and early autumn and over the year we made about £800 for branch funds. Looking forward to the coming few months our social meetings continue each month until June, it would be good to see more of you at these meetings. We will be taking the stand out again from early May until the end of September and would welcome some new faces to help at these events. Let’s hope for a good summer so we can all enjoy the waterways. Alan Eggby Branch Chairman

Gerrard, Alan and Eric with the branch stand at the National Festival, August 2009 Photo: C. Smith




South London’s Social Calendar 2010 The following South London Branch Social Events will take place at 7.30 for 8.00 p.m at: The Primary Room The United Reformed Church Hall Addiscombe Grove Croydon CR0 5LP How to get there? Please see the map on the back cover.

Wednesday 3rd February Wednesday 3rd March

Talk about ‘The Wilts & Berks Canal Restoration Programme’ by a speaker from the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust

Wednesday 7th April

Talk ‘Restoration of the Wendover Arm’ by Roger Leishman of the Wendover Arm Trust

Wednesday 5th May

Talk about Hampshire Waterways by Peter Oates of the Southampton Canal Society

Wednesday 2nd June

Presentation about ‘The Higher Avon’ by Roger Clay from The Stratford & Warwick Waterways Trust

Wednesday 8th September

Presentation about ‘The Grand Canal of China’ by Liam D’Arcy Brown

Wednesday 6th October

Talk ‘Highland Cruising’ by David Bowker of The Norbury & South London Transport Club

Wednesday 3rd November

‘A Tale of Two Paddle Steamers’ by Roddy McKee

AGM followed by a film ‘Kingswear Castle Goes to London’ produced by Alan Snowdon

During the summer we are also hoping to arrange two short cruises - more details later. There will also be an Xmas dinner - date and venue to be announced. Admission to the talks and presentations is free to all, members or non-members, although we do request a contribution towards room hire and refreshments. For more information about South London’s Social Calendar please contact Alan Smith, telephone 020 8255 1581 or email smith.alanj@blueyonder.co.uk




Branch Activities The branch stand has attended a number of events since my last report. These being a BW event at Mile End in August called A Taste of Regents, followed the next weekend by the National Waterways Festival at Redhill Marina on the River Soar. The first Saturday in September we were at the Great River Race, with the stand in pole position near the finish at Ham. The following day we attended the Angel Canal Festival at City Road Lock on the Regent’s Canal. We turned out again for the Mayor’s Thames Festival at Potter’s Field Park, near Tower Bridge. Our final outing of the year was another Learning Afloat weekend at Little Venice. My thanks to all those who have helped throughout the last summer and special thanks from the Branch to one particular person, who was at every event. Listed below are the events we hope to attend this coming summer but we can only do this with more support - from you: Planned Events (more details to follow in the next edition of Southside News): Canalway Cavalcade (Publicity only) Rickmansworth Canal Festival Eltham Spring Bank Holiday Erith River Festival Lambeth Country Show Teddington River Festival Kingston River Festival National Waterways Festival, Beale Park Angel Canal Festival Mayor’s Thames Festival British Waterways Mile End The Great River Race

Saturday 1st May to Monday 3rd May Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th May Sunday 30th May Sunday 6th June July tbc July tbc Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th July Saturday 28th to Monday 30th August Saturday 5th September Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September tbc tbc Alan Eggby

The Great River Race 2009 - the Finish Line at Ham



Photo: C. Smith





Social Meetings Report

As mentioned in the September edition of Southside News, our speaker for the first meeting of the 2009/2010 season had to withdraw, so on 9th September I presented a slide show entitled ‘A Look at Lesser-known Canals’ ranging all round the country from Devon to Norfolk and from Kent to Herefordshire. On 4th October we had a very successful cruise on the delightful Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in Essex, a waterway run by the IWA. The weather was idyllic, the food excellent and, thanks to support from other branches, we made a profit. For more information about cruises aboard Victoria or Caffyl go to http://www.papermilllock.co.uk or telephone: 01245 225520.

Paper Mill Lock on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation

Photo: L. Pryde

‘Joeys, Joshers and James’ was the intriguing title of Phil Clayton’s talk on 7th October about the BCN. A member of the BCN Society, he entertained us with a look at the fascinating waterways in the Birmingham area. On 4th November Brian Macknish, the Chairman of the Thames & Medway Canal Association gave us a comprehensive look at this unusual Kent canal, past, present and future, including the battle with developers over the entrance to the canal from Gravesend Basin. I certainly learned a lot about the canal that I didn’t know before. The year finished with our Christmas Dinner at Caprini’s Restaurant near Waterloo Mainline Station, attended by 19. With good food, good company and plenty of raffle prizes, it was a most enjoyable evening and we would like to express our thanks to everyone who donated prizes and supported the raffle. Our first meeting of the new year unfortunately had to be abandoned because of the snow. This was particularly regrettable as I had been trying to get a speaker from the Friends of Raymond for over eighteen months! Let’s hope for better luck for our next speaker on 3rd February, who will be from the Wilts & Berks Canal Trust, postponed from February 2009 because of snow.



Alan Smith


canalway cavalcade 2010

little venice, london w2 saturday 1 to monday 3 may 2010 Join us at Canalway Cavalcade - an annual waterways festival which has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. Organised by Inland Waterways Association volunteers, a registered charity which campaigns for the conservation, restoration and development of the inland waterways. There’ll be fun for all the family with a boaters’ gathering, a pageant of traditional and working boats, trade shows and stalls, bands, kids’ activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide variety of snacks and food...

and much, much more! Saturday 10:00 till 18:00; Sunday 10:00 till 18:00 - followed by a procession of illuminated boats with musical accompaniment starting at 20:30 in the Pool; Monday 10:00 till 17:00

admission is free General enquiries: 07876 587 941 Trade Show: 0844 800 6552 Waterspace/Boat entries: 020 8642 8104 Press/media/advertising: 020 8255 1581

If you’d like to help with Cavalcadethis year please phone: 07876 587 941


canalway cavalcade 2010 grand prize draw don’t forget your tickets* 1st prize:

A free week’s holiday with The Wyvern Shipping Co. Ltd on any 4, 5 or 6 berth boat during October or November 2010

2nd prize:

RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman’s Training, 1 day course with Canal Experience Training Other valuable prizes £1.00 per ticket £5.00 per book of 5 tickets Date & Place of Draw: Monday 3rd May at Canalway Cavalcade, Little Venice, London W2

*tickets can be obtained from any South London Committee Member (details on page 19) or telephone: 020 8255 1581, or email: cavalcade2010@googlemail.com 10


South London’s Thames Quiz As the Thames is the Branch’s only navigable waterway, here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of England’s premier river. The initial letter of each answer spells out a seasonal message. If it’s all too much exertion after Christmas, Happy New Year anyway! Answers and pictures are on pages 17/18. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

The public right of navigation starts here The bridge which is the gateway to the upper river Restoration of a section of river is planned here There’s a slipway here in sight of Richmond Hill The place above St John’s Lock What links Tiger Woods with the River Crane Izaak Walton might be at home in the hotel here Where to get the best view of one’s castle The only lock beginning with ‘N’ This lock is not to be confused with the start of a famous Regatta The Romans called it Pontes The Wilts & Berks Canal Co. erected a bridge over this river where it entered the Thames London Underground bridge Three locks here The ferry to Ham The lock near Swinford Toll Bridge (sold in December 2009 for over £1m - the bridge, not the lock!) The GWR cutting here was a favourite with railway photographers The only M25 crossing is near here The start of the Wilts & Berks Canal but no longer in the county which is part of the canal’s name A Surrey lock Two channels lead to this canal One of the oldest bridges, it was rebuilt after destruction in the Civil War The River Thames at Windsor

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Photo: A. Smith


Kensington & Grosvenor Canals In the June 2009 edition of Southside News Brian Andrews gave an account of the waterways which once existed in our area. Here he follows up with an article about the Kensington & Grosvenor Canals: Prior to IWA reorganisation, the IWA South London Branch also monitored the remains of two other canals north of the River Thames, which were in use until comparatively recently; these were the Kensington and Grosvenor Canals. Sadly both are now lost to us. The Kensington Canal was built following the success of the Regent’s Canal. It opened in 1828 and was basically an extension of Chelsea Creek, utilising a minor watercourse known as Counter’s Creek. From this, a lock led to a final stretch of actual canal leading to an extensive basin at its head. Sadly this was now the age of the railway and it did not prosper. It also had major silting problems, due to the tidal nature of its lower portion. A plan to extend the canal through eleven locks to join the Grand Junction Canal was never built. The canal was bought by the West London Railway in 1839 and a short spur was built to the canal from the railway’s Olympia terminus. The two operated together for a while but receipts were low and the railway closed six months later. Its route was important to other railway companies however and they incorporated it into a link which joined the routes of the four major railway companies of the time. The top end of the canal was filled in and used for the railway route leading southward from Olympia to Clapham Junction. The Kensington Canal thus became the only waterway ever to be converted into part of the Tube network, forming part of the Metropolitan and District lines. The truncated canal did, however, continue to be used commercially and coal was delivered to a gasworks until 1967. The filled-in upper portion of the canal was also utilised for the Great Exhibition which lasted from 1887 to 1915. This later provided the site for Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre. The lockkeeper’s cottage lasted until its owners, BWB, demolished it, despite many protests from canal and railway enthusiasts alike. The Grosvenor Canal is a very recent loss. It was built by the Chelsea Waterworks Company, initially in 1725 as a tidal inlet, but later converted into a proper canal, opening in 1823. It joined the River Thames via a lock just upstream of Chelsea (Ebury) Railway Bridge. With the coming of the railways, its basin became Victoria Station, but the truncated canal continued to be used and it was the last London waterway, other than the Thames itself, to be used commercially. Its final cargo was that of rubbish, which Westminster Council disposed of at sea via the Canal and the River Thames. This trade, however, ceased towards the end of the 1990’s and the Canal was redeveloped as Grosvenor Waterside. The lock was retained but a fixed bridge was built across its chamber, so it is now unusable for boats. The Canal beyond was made into a couple of ornamental pools. For further information on these waterways, see www.canalmuseum.org.uk/history or www. londoncanals.co.uk Brian Andrews

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The Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation The following article of mine, ‘An Essex Backwater Revisited’ appeared in ‘The Norbury’, the magazine of the Norbury & South London Transport Club several years ago, and is reproduced with kind permission of the editor. Since that time, the company owning the navigation has gone bankrupt and the waterway is now run by the IWA, almost exclusively by volunteers. Much work has been done to address the problems I outlined in the final paragraph. Unfortunately, the narrow boat hire business has also ceased operations, so the experience we enjoyed is no longer possible. The only way to cruise the waterway (unless, of course, you have a trailable boat) is to use the charter boat Victoria, which was the craft we used for the branch outing last October. The link to the rivers in the centre of Chelmsford is still an aspiration, although no progress has been made. The restoration to Langford seems to have been abandoned. I have included some photos from the commercial era which ended in 1972, 1973 and our exploration by hire boat in 2002. Timber barge approaching Chelmsford 1972

Photo: A. Smith

An Essex Backwater Revisited I last wrote about the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation in the June 1972 issue under the heading “An Essex Backwater”, so I think I may be forgiven for returning to the subject. That article recorded my first visit to this delightful waterway in April 1972 when a friend and I walked the towpath. The visit was impeccably timed as commercial traffic ceased very soon after. Ever since a hire boat business was established in 1991 with three 27 ft. narrow boats, I had hankered after a cruise and the opportunity arose in September 2002. The C&BN starts at Springfield Basin, Chelmsford, locks down into the River Chelmer which it follows with only short lock cuts to Beeleigh, where it enters the River Blackwater, finally reaching Heybridge Basin on the Blackwater estuary via a canal section. It is 13¾ miles long with eleven locks, one flood lock and a sea lock at Heybridge Basin. The locks are the

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Directors’ Barge on the River Chelmer, Chelmsford - A public trip at the IWA Rally on 28/05/73 Photo: A. Smith

unusual dimension of 60 ft. x 16 ft. to compensate for the maximum draught of 2 ft., one of the shallowest of statutory navigations. Remembering what a lovely waterway it was, I was hoping it hadn’t changed much. The timber yard at Chelmsford, which was the source of the last traffic (unloaded from coasters at Heybridge), was still there, but several other buildings had been cleared away and replaced with a restaurant, flats and some shops (vacant). Ours was the only boat in the basin, which had a somewhat forlorn air. Adjacent to the lock into the river some new flats were nearing completion, with their own mooring basin. The lock itself became derelict when commercial traffic ceased, but was restored by the IWA in 1993, although it is again in poor condition. Thirty years ago, the Chelmsford Bypass, crossing the watermeadows on its concrete viaduct, marked the beginning of uninterrupted countryside. Now, the A12 is on a new alignment which crosses the navigation beyond Sandford Lock, where we picked up our boat, and runs parallel for a mile or so until veering away beyond Cuton Lock. Beyond here, the navigation is just as before - remote, rural and peaceful, passing through no villages (and having no waterside pubs - a serious drawback!). In fact, it is probably more peaceful now the barges have gone as they were incredibly noisy. They had Harbourmaster engines mounted on the stern and the crew had no accommodation whatsoever - not even a seat! One of these craft survives as a work boat. When the steel barges for the timber traffic were introduced in 1959, they were the first powered craft since the canal opened in 1797. After the traffic ceased in 1972, powered pleasure craft were permitted and extensive private moorings now exist at Hoe Mill and Paper Mill Locks, the latter being the headquarters of the Company of Proprietors of the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation (the original company) and the base of their charter boat, Victoria. The only exception to the powered craft rule was at Heybridge Basin where seagoing craft moored, as now, on both sides of the canal and in the basin. This is a lovely spot, with two pubs overlooking the sea lock. To watch yachts passing through, into and out of the Blackwater estuary is in complete contrast to the remainder of the waterway. The navigation bypasses Maldon and the remains of the old bridge carrying the railway from Woodham Ferrers (on the Southminster branch) across the river to Maldon East have been demolished to make way for a road. Maldon itself is just as interesting as ever with coasters and sailing barges still much in evidence.

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Being isolated from the rest of the network, accessible only from the sea, the C&BN receives little publicity. It is, however, not immune from the rash of waterway restoration and expansion projects. A branch canal to Langford, near Heybridge, is under consideration for reopening, but this is stymied by the presence of a large operational sewer. The parallel River Blackwater could be dredged to provide boat access to the Museum of Power at Langford. In Chelmsford, the Borough Council is keen to introduce boats into the town centre by the provision of a new canal from Springfield Basin to connect with the Rivers Can and Chelmer. To cruise this unique waterway was a delight, although it was hard work. The locks are large and the gates stiff, the windlass supplied did not fit some of the paddle gear and there is a distinct lack of bollards at crucial locations. That said, I would recommend this Essex backwater to everybody - providing you are willing to walk into nearby villages for a pint! Alan Smith

Heybridge Basin 1973

NB Little Stint moored at Little Baddow 2002

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Photo: A. Smith

Photo: A. Smith


The Opening of Three Mills Lock 5th June 2009

The eagerly awaited opening of Three Mills Lock, just north of the former Prescott Sluice, took place on Friday June 5th 2009. A flotilla of boats, organised by St Pancras Cruising Club, was invited to join in the celebrations. Skippers and crews of 15 boats gathered the evening before at the Cruising Association, Limehouse, for a briefing on the event and the locking plans. We were encouraged to dress up our boats for the celebrations and colourful displays of bunting and balloons appeared on many boats together with a couple of bubble machines! Several South London IWA members took part as did other IWA members from the rest of London Region. We set off through Bow Locks to assemble in Abbey Creek to await the arrival of the 360 tonne barge and tug which were to lead the way. Three of the fifteen boats, Galatea, Lady C and Doris Katia, accompanied the tug and barge into the first locking, dwarfed by its presence. On the bridge the dignitaries and guests gathered in the pouring rain, the ribbon was cut and speeches were made. There had been an ever changing cast of speakers but finally it was Tony Hales, Chairman of British Waterways, who led the proceedings. After the ribbon was cut there were two more lockings for the rest of the flotilla: Zavala, Panacea, Ernest, Castor, Lotus No 10, Helix, Victoria, Sweet Dream, Nuggler, Ty Dewi, Ketura and Tug Major. One of the invitees to the reception commented “It was notable that the boaters present were far more sensibly dressed for the cold and In the lock Photo: L. Bradshaw showers than the ‘dignitaries’. The flotilla was most impressive from the lock side, with lots of blue club bunting on display, and some tidy and well-organised boat handling”. After we had been through the lock we were able to do some exploring further up Prescott channel before returning through the lock and back to Bow. Three Mills Lock is London’s first new lock for 20 years. It will enable construction and waste material to be carried to and from the Olympic Park. The new lock is 62 metres long, 8 metres wide and 2.4 metres deep and is able to hold two 350 tonne barges. The lock structure has two large rising radial gates for flood control in the Bow Back Rivers, a footbridge, lock control building, fish pass and fixed weir. In October some of us had the chance to revisit the lock and see more of the Olympic site in the British Waterways RIB Responder travelling from West India Dock down the Thames and into Bow Creek. We went through the lock and then headed for the Olympic park area and Waterworks River. We were able to see the construction sites, more of the area where the barges are working, the additional bridge protections that have been put in and travelled as far as the Aquatics Centre. On our return, we were shown the workings of the lock and had a fine view of it and the Olympic site from the top of the control tower. Libby Bradshaw NB Panacea

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South London Quiz Answers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.

Cricklade (only accessible by small craft) Osney Bridge, Oxford - limited headroom restricts entry to the upper river Maidenhead - access to the towncentre is planned Petersham Lechlade - head of navigation for most craft Isleworth - where the River Crane enters the Thames is also where Tiger Woods lives (the one in Orlando, Florida!) Marlow, The Compleat Angler, named after his book Eton, opposite Windsor Northmoor Lock on the upper river Temple Lock is four miles downstream from the start of the Henley Regatta course at Temple Island Staines Ock - The Wilts & Berks Canal Co. bridge can still be seen in Abingdon Fulham Bridge carries the District Line to Wimbledon Teddington, the entrance to the tidal section Hammerton’s - still operational daily in summer, weekends only in winter, from near Marble Hill Park, East Twickenham Eynsham, on the upper river Sonning, east of Reading. Egham, near Staines. Note: the Dartford crossings are not part of the M25. Abingdon, formerly in Berkshire, now in Oxfordshire Sunbury - the lock was opposite the village on the Surrey bank. Now Sunbury itself (formerly in Middlesex) is in Surrey. Shepperton Lock is also now in Surrey. Oxford Canal - the Sheepwash Channel in Oxford and the Duke’s Cut to the north Newbridge on the upper river St John’s Lock Lechlade 1989

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Photo: A. Smith


Sunbury Lock 1985

The Thames at Marlow 1984

Photo: A. Smith

Photo: A. Smith

Gravesend Canal Basin 2003

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Photo: A. Smith


IWA SOUTH LONDON BRANCH COMMITTEE & OFFICERS 2010 BRANCH CHAIRMAN & SALES OFFICER Alan Eggby (Elected 2009-2012) 137 Strathyre Avenue, London, SW16 4RH Tel: (020) 8764 8194 e-mail: alan_eggby@lineone.net DEPUTY CHAIRMAN Libby Bradshaw (Elected 2009-2012) Ground floor flat, 61 West Side, Wandsworth Common, London, SW18 2ED Tel+fax: (020) 8874 2787 e-mail: libby.bradshaw@boltblue.com or libby.bradshaw@ursa.me.uk BRANCH SECRETARY Lesley Pryde (Elected 2008 - 2011) 2 Hepworth Road, Streatham, London, SW16 5DQ Tel: Home: (020) 8679 9866. Mob: 07787 372408 e-mail: cookielesley@tinyworld.co.uk BRANCH TREASURER & MINUTES SECRETARY Dorothy Robbie (Elected 2007 - 2010) 23 Porcupine Close, Mottingham, London,SE9 3AE Tel: (020) 8857 6367 e-mail: Dorothy.Robbie@ineedbroadband.co.uk SOCIAL MEETINGS SECRETARY & CROYDON CANAL CAMPAIGN OFFICER Alan Smith (Elected 2008-2011) 41 Jubilee Avenue, Whitton, Twickenham, Middlesex. TW2 6JA Tel: Home: (020) 8255 1581. Mob: 07774 890750 e-mail: smith.alanj@blueyonder.co.uk or chrisalasjubilee@googlemail.com PUBLICITY OFFICER & NEWSLETTER EDITOR Christine Smith (Elected 2008-2011) 41 Jubilee Avenue, Whitton, Twickenham, Middlesex. TW2 6JA Tel: Home: (020) 8255 1581. Mob: 07774 890750 e-mail: christine.smith@waterways.org.uk or chrisalasjubilee@googlemail.com EX-OFFICIO AS ACTING REGION CHAIRMAN Roger Squires 46 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, London,SE16 4JD Tel: (020) 7232 0987 e-mail: roger.squires@waterways.org.uk CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S OFFICER Mike Simmons (Elected 2009-2012) Tideway Adventurers Narrowboat Project Denham Yacht Station, 100 Acres, Sanderson Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 1NB Tel: 07875 841423 or 07930 352388 e-mail: admin@tidewaynarrowboats.com MEMBERSHIP OFFICER (Non Committee) Jane Davey 30 Siddons Road, Croydon CRO 4JR Tel: (020) 8680 2213

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Southside News - February 2010  

The magazine of the South London Branch of the Inland Waterways Association

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