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Canal & River Trust North Wales & Borders Annual Showcase Event at Chester Racecourse
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250 years of the Chester Canal - Chester Boat Celebration & Campaign
Inland Waterways Association - Inland Waterways Association - 250 years of the Chester Canal

Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st July 2022

Moored opposite Telfords Warehouse at the Chester Basin

We are planning for 50 canal boats to make the journey across the canal network.
Chester Boat Celebration & Campaign. Chester will celebrate the beginning of the Chester Canal by Act of Parliament 250 years ago in 1772 a campaigning gathering of boats.
Join us for the Chester Boat Celebration & Campaign - a weekend celebrating Chester's waterways and campaigning for the River Dee Branch. Boat gathering festival.
Landmark celebration and campaign to be held at Chester canal this weekend.
CHESTER is to celebrate the beginning of the Chester Canal by Act of Parliament 250 years ago.
As part of the jollities a folk band, A Band On Ship (ABOS)to be precise, will be playing two sets on Saturday night (30th July) at Telford’s.
A free gig as far as we know.
ABOS are: Russell ’Rusty’ Mabbutt (Accordion), Clare ’Fluff’ Smith (Fiddle), Chris Lee (Bass), Mark Woolley (Percussion) and Nick Mitchell (Guitar).

Canals in Chester

Canals in Chester

Chester is on the Shropshire Union Canal. Which runs just outside the City Centre.
British waterways Navigation Road Northwich Cheshire CW8 1BH 01606 723 800

Chester Canal Heritage Trust

New Organisation
The Chester Canal Heritage Trust has been formed by a small group of people who are interested in the history and workings of the waterways in the Chester area. They would like to ensure that the part the canal played in the history of Cheshire is recorded and tells the unique story for school children and other community groups, to ensure that the story of the canal is remembered in history. To achieve this they are developing educational materials for schools/groups and creating an archive of information. The story of the canal will be presented in a range of media for use in schools, exhibitions and presentations.

Northgate Moorings

Northgate Mooring in the Centre of Chester just off Cow Lane Bridge
Free mooring for 48 Hours
Excellently located for access to the City Centre and City Walls
Only a few minutes walk away
Owned by the Canal and River Trust
Canal Mooring 1
Canal Mooring 2

Turning Point

The canal goes wide just before and after the Cow Lane bridge
Turning Point
Information on Pubs & Restaurants, Shopping & Facilities, Good & Bad Moorings, Navigation Notes On the Shropshire Union Canal in and around Chester

Staircase locks

Pubs outside the City Centre cater for Narrow Boats

Cheshire Cat
Cheshire Cat Inn Chester

Harvester Chester

Narrow Boat Hire
Jacaranda Narrow Boat Holidays
Chester & Cheshire based "Jacaranda" narrowboat holidays
welcomes you aboard to experience a fun and relaxing break away from the pressures of work and family life as you take a leisurely cruise along Britain's inland waterways.

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Heritage Narrow Boats

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Narrow Boat Hire in Chester
Canal Holiday Hire with Chas. Hardern Boats Affordable Canal Holiday Hire on England's canals PRICES, DISCOUNTS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE

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