Our Programme of Meetings



Friday, 26th January 2018

NB. Owing to the landlord's holidays this meeting date has been changed
and is on a Friday.

Our Speaker is Phil Clayton

Phil will present an illustrated talk in two parts.
The first part is about a cruise from Liverpool to Leeds looking at the route and a bit of history, with especial attention to the Liverpool Link and a glimpse at the original end of the canal in the city.  

The second part concerns cruising the Ribble Link and the Lancaster Canal and walking the ‘lost’ bits of the Lancaster : the Northern Reaches to Kendal and the southern stretch from Johnson’s Hillock to Preston.




Thursday, February 22nd 2018

Roy and Ann Clarke

There will be a presentation on ‘Ropework’, which is said to be completely different from ‘Knots & Knotting’.




Thursday, 22nd March 2018

A slide show compiled by Steve and Clive.




Our meetings are on the third Thursday of the month at "The Navigation" in Wootton Wawen, starting at 7:30pm.

Many members have a meal in the pub beforehand, meeting at 6:00pm.
If you want to meet at 'The Navigation' for a meal beforehand from 6:00pm, please either e-mail Alasdair Lawrance, or phone (01564) 783766

It is an excellent pub, and we're quite lucky to have it for our meetings.

To cover speaker expenses, we have a £1 per ticket raffle at the meetings, with the prize of a bottle of wine. Although coffee is no longer provided in the interval, it is available at the bar along with other drinks.




From time to time the Society also arranges other Events

Directions to The Navigation Wootton Wawen

From the south, leave Stratford on the A3400 and The Navigation is on the right just before the aqueduct.

Map by courtesy of -



From the north, leave Henley in Arden on the A3400. The Navigation is on the left just after you pass under the aqueduct.






Hockley Heath




Kings Norton


Clive Henderson, Membership Secretary, Stratford upon Avon Canal Society,
The Bridge House, Church Lane, Lapworth, Solihull, B94 5NU
Tel: 01564 783672 or email