As we were unable to print our usual diary page in this month’s edition of Canal Boat magazine, please find a list of dates and locations for April in this article instead.


Until 12 Apr London: Waterways on the Western Front, London Canal Museum

Until 13 Apr Glos: The Friction Project exhibition at Gloucester Waterways Museum

Until 19 Apr Cheshire: Canal art exhibition at Audlem Mill

All month Derbys/Notts: Boat trips including Easter Bunny trips

1 Wed, 8 Wed, 15 Wed, 22 Wed, 29 Wed Suffolk: Work party on the River Gipping 01394 380765

2 Thu W Mids: Steam Pumping Engines, 7.30pm at Titford Pumphouse

3 Fri Cheshire: Death on the Shropshire Union, 7.30pm, Tom Rolt Conference Centre, National Waterways Museum

3-5 London: St Pancras Cruising Club Easter cruise

3-6 Cheshire: Easter Boat Gathering at National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port 10am-4pm

3-6 Cheshire: Floating market at Middlewich

3-6 Sussex: Easter Bunny cruises from Loxwood

3-6 Leics: The Cheese Boat at Foxton

4 Sat & 25 Sat Cheshire: Work party in Chester 07795 617803

4-11 Glos: Cotswold Canal Camp

5-6 London: Easter Bunny trips from Granary Square, King’s Cross hiddendepths

6 Mon Yorks: Bank Holiday Picnic at Standedge Tunnel

7 Tue & Sun 26 Northants: Work party on the Northampton Arm

8 Wed Warwicks: Conserving Waterways Heritage, 7.30pm The Sports Connexion Leisure centre, Ryton-on-Dunsmore 01926 403179

8 Wed W Mids: Work party on the Staffs & Worcs 07976 746225

9 Thu Leics: A talk by CB columnist Steve Haywood, 7.30pm at The Gate Hangs Well, Syston 07710 362952

9 Thu Cheshire: Droitwich Canal Restoration, 7.30pm at Macclesfield Liberal Club, Boden Street, Macclesfield

9 Thu Staffs: Work party at Bridge 70 Crumpwood 07976 805858

10 Fri Staffs: Shrewsbury Canal Network, 7.45pm at Stoke-on-Trent Boat Club, Endon Wharf, Post Lane, Endon 07710 418908

11 Sat W Mids: BCN Spring Cruise

13 Mon Essex: IWA branch talk, 8pm at New Inn, High Street, Roydon

14 Tue Middx: The Panama Canal, 7.30pm Hillingdon Canal Club, Waterloo Road, Uxbridge

14 Tue Cheshire: Fort Perch Rock, New Brighton, 7.45pm Tom Rolt Conference Centre, National Waterways Museum

15 Wed Staffs: A talk by CRT Trustee John Dodwell, 7.15pm Martin Heath Hall, Christchurch Lane (off Walsall Road), Lichfield

15 Wed London: London’s River, 7.30pm at The Primary Room, United Reformed Church, Addiscombe Grove, Croydon 07787 077179

16 Thu Cheshire: Work party at Cheshire Locks 07926 204206

17 Fri Notts: The Lichfield Canal, 7.45pm at Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Rd, West Bridgford

17 Fri Bucks: Clean-up at Fenny Stratford Lock

18 Sat Glos: Canal Mania and Sea Fever Shanty, 12.30-5pm at Gloucuester Waterways Museum

18 Sat Gtr Manchester: Clean up in Manchester 07710 554602

18-19 Cheshire: Daystar canal painting at Audlem 01270 811330

18-19 Yorks: Saltaire Stories, 10am-11.30pm at Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire

18-19 Staffs: Annual BCN clean-up, Smethwick Locks, 9am

19 Sun Yorks: St George’s Day at Standedge Tunnel, 11am-4pm

19 Sun Sussex: Wey & Arun Canal Trust boat rally

19 Sun Northants: Angling Trust Stillwater Championships at Boddington Reservoir, Daventry

20 Mon W Mids: Idle Women – Wartime canal workers, 7.15pm at Coombeswood Canal Trust, Hawne Basin, Hereward Rise, Halesowen 07715 349745

22 Wed Bucks: All Shipshape and Blackwall Fashion, 8pm at Little Chalfont Village Hall, Cokes Lane 01932 248178

24 Fri Cheshire: Work party around Congleton Station 07710 054848

24-26 Staffs: Floating market at Stone

25 Sat Yorks: Bank Holiday Picnic at Standedge Tunnel, 11am-4pm

25 Sat W Mids: IWA & CRT Restoration workshop in Birmgingham

25 Sat Glos: Rag rugging at Gloucester Waterways Museum

25-26 Northants: Boat Share Show at Braunston Marina, 10am-5pm

25-26 Derbys: History days at Hollingwood, 10am-4pm

26 Sun Hants: Boatjumble at Beaulieu Motor Museum, Brockenhurst

26 Sun Edinburgh: Whisky tasting cruise from Re-Union Canal Centre 0131 556 5864

28 Tue Derbys: The Ecclesbourne Railway, 8pm at Wilmot Arms, 49 Derby Road, Borrowash

28 Tue Staffs: Work party at Middleport in Stoke on Trent 07976 805858

29 Wed Derbys: 25th Anniversary of the reopening of Tapton Lock


5 Sun London: King’s Cross to Hitchcock’s Hackney, 2.30pm at King’s Cross station taxi rank

5 Sun Glos: Llanthony Lock and Over Basin, 11am at Gloucester Yacht Club

7 Tue Yorks: Along the River Foss, 9.30am in Terrington at the T-junction leading to the church 01904 764702

19 Sun Warwicks: Golden Valley, 10.30am at Daneway Inn car park 01788 891 545

19 Sun London: King’s Cross to Camden, 2.30pm at King’s Cross station taxi rank

25 Sat London: Walk along the Regent’s Canal, 10am at Angel station

26 Sun London: Olympic rivers, 2.30pm at Bromley-by-Bow station

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