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What’s happening on the UK’s canals this December?

PUBLISHED: 11:27 23 November 2016 | UPDATED: 11:36 31 August 2018

What's on this December? | poems002, Flickr CC2.0

What's on this December? | poems002, Flickr CC2.0

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It may be colder and darker but there is still a busy month ahead - plan from this range of activities and events taking place on the waterways!

December events

 

Until 23 Dec, Powys – Exhibition of Eric Gaskell prints at Powysland Museum

 

1 Thu, LondonCoventry: Its canals and canal society, 7.30pm at the London Canal Museum

 

2 Fri, CheshireCarols by the Canal, 7.30-9.45pm at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Book on 0151 355 5017

 

2-4, 7, 9-11, 14, 16-23, W MidsSanta trips at Dudley Caverns. Book on 0121 557 6265

 

3-4, Essex – Work party on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. For more information, contact 01376 334896 or chelmsford@waterways.org.uk

 

3 Sat, 27 Tue, Staffs – Work party at Middleport. For more information, contact 07976 805858 or steve.wood@waterways.org.uk

 

3-4, Notts – Santa Cruises from Worksop. Book on 07925 851569

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-18, Gwent Santa at The Fourteen Locks Centre, Rogerstone, 10.30am-4pm

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 21-24, Derbys – Santa Cruises from Chesterfield or Hollingwood. Book on 01629 533020

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 21-24, Notts – Santa Cruises from Retford. Book on 07925 851569

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-24, Birmingham – Santa trips from Sherborne Wharf. For more information, contact 0121 454 5367

 

3-4, 9-24, Sussex – Father Christmas trips from Chichester.

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-24, Cheshire – Santa cruises from the Anderton Boat Lift. Book on 01606 786 777

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-18, Yorks – Santa cruises from Skipton. Book on 01756 790 829

 

3-4, 10-11, 17, Lancs – Santa Cruise from Barton Grange Marina, Preston. Book on 01772 861809

 

3-4, 10-11, 17, Middx – Santa trips from Harefield

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-24, Northants – Santa Cruises from The Boat Inn, Stoke Bruerne. Book on 01604 862428

 

3-4, 10-11, 17-23, 27-31, London – A Christmas Carol at the Puppet Barge

 

4 Sun, W Mids Carols in the Caverns at Dudley Caverns. Book on 0121 557 6265

 

5 Mon, Cheshire Archives in the Afternoon – Stan Offley’s Cinefilm, 2-4pm at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

 

7, 14, 21 28, (all Wed), and 10 January (Sat), Suffolk – Work party on the River Gipping. For more information, contact 01394 380765 or restoration@rivergippingtrust.org.uk

 

7 Wed, W Mids – Work party on the Staffs & Worcs. For more information, contact 07976 746225 or david.struckett@waterways.org.uk

 

7 Wed, Cheshire – The Waterways Partnership for North Wales and the Border, 8pm at Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club, Boughton Hall Avenue, Chester. For more information, contact 01244 340029

 

8 Thu, Bucks – Christmas Social, 7.45pm at Bletchley Royal British Legion, Melrose Avenue

 

8 Thu, Notts – Christmas Social, 7.45 pm at the Poppy & Pint, Pierrepont Road, Lady Bay, West Bridgford. For more information, contact nottsandderbys@waterways.org.uk

 

9 Fri, Staffs – The Cromford Canal – The Sleeping Beauty, 7.45pm at Stoke-on-Trent Boat Club, Endon Wharf, Post Lane, Endon, Stoke-on-Trent. For more information, contact socialsec.nssc@waterways.org.uk

 

10-11, Yorks Standedge Tunnel Christmas Market, 4pm

 

10-11, 17-24, Glos – Santa Cruises from National Waterways Museum, Gloucester. Book on 01452 318200

 

10-11, 17-19, 22 Thu, Hants – Santa trips from Odiham. Book on 01252-622520

 

10-11, 17-18, Edinburgh – Santa Cruises along the Union Canal

 

10-11, 17-18, 21-23, Notts – Santa Cruises from Shireoaks. Book on 0114 360 0460

 

10-11, 17-18, 22 Thu, W Mids – Santa trips from Stourbridge Bonded Warehouse. Book on 01384 395216

 

10-18, BirminghamFloating Market outside Barclaycard Area

 

11 Sun, LondonRoses and Castles painting course at the London Canal Museum

 

11 Sun, Lincs – Work party on the Sleaford Navigation. For more information, contact 01522689460 or workparties@sleafordnavigation.co.uk

 

11 Sun, 20 Tue, Northants – Work party on the Northampton Arm. For more information, contact geoff.wood@waterways.org.uk

 

11, 16, 18, 21-23, Sussex – Santa Cruises from Loxwood. Book on 01403 752403

 

11, 17-18, 24, Wilts – Santa trips from Hungerford. Book on 0114 278 6314

 

12 Mon, CheshireArchives in the Afternoon – The Mersey Iron Works, 2-4pm at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port

 

13 Tue, CheshireSailing Around the World, 7.45pm at the Holiday Inn, Ellesmere Port

 

13 Tue, Middx – Christmas Social, 7.30pm at Hillingdon Canal Club, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge. For more information, contact middlesex.socials@waterways.org.uk

 

14 Wed, London – Christmas social, 7.30pm at The Primary Room, The United Reformed Church Hall, Addiscombe Grove. For more information, contact shea.richardson@homecall.co.uk

 

15 Thu, 20 Tue, Oxon – Work party in Banbury. For more information, contact bcpontheoxford@gmail.com

 

15 Thu, Staffs – Work party at Cheshire Locks. For more information, contact 0780 887317 or john.brighouse@waterways.org.uk

 

16-17, 24 Sat, CheshireChalice Productions A Christmas Canal at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Book on 0151 355 501

 

17 Sat, LeicsFoxton illuminated boat fest, 3-8pm. For more information, contact will@thirtyfivesadd.com

 

17 Sat, Gtr Man – Work party in Greater Manchester. For more information, contact 07710 554602

 

17-18, 22-24, Cheshire – Santa Cruises from National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port. Book on 0151 355 5017

 

17-19, 21-24, Wilts – Santa trips from Hungerford. For more information, contact 01635 255367 or rose.katrust.org.uk

 

20 Tue, London – Christmas quiz and auction 7.30pm at PaddingtonCentral, Management Suite, 1a Sheldon Square

 

22 Thu, Cheshire – Work party in Congleton. For more information, contact 07710 054848 or bob.luscombe@waterways.org.uk

 

26 Mon, Sussex – Boxing Day boat trips from Loxwood. Book on 01403 752403

 

26 Dec-1 Jan, GlosWRG Christmas Camp at Brimscombe Port. For more information, contact 01494 783 453 (ext 604) or jenny.black@waterways.org.uk

 

27-24, Cheshire – Santa trips from the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port - check

 

31 Sat, Cheshire – Work party in Chester. For more information, contact 07795 617803 or mike.carter@waterways.org.uk

 

DECEMBER WALKS

 

Every Thu until 22 Dec, Bucks – Lunchtime run at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. For more information, contact joe.sammon@canalrivertrust.org.uk

 

4 Sun, London – Islington to Hoxton, meet at Angel station at 2.30pm. For more information, contact 020 3612 9624 or roger.wilkinson@waterways.org.uk

 

18 Sun, London – Explore the Regent’s, meet at 10am at Angel Station. For more information, contact regentsbowler@gmail.com

 

18 Sun, London – King’s Cross to St Pancras, meet at 2.30pm at King’s Cross station taxi rank. For more information, contact 020 3612 9624

 

26 Dec-1 Jan Glos – WRG Christmas canal camp. For more information, contact 01494 783 453 (ext 604) or jenny.black@waterways.org.uk

 

27 Tue, London – Little Venice to Camden, 2pm at Warwick Avenue tube station. For more information, contact 020 3612 9624 or roger.wilkinson@waterways.org.uk

 

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