Our Programme of Meetings


FRIDAY, 25th January 2019

Please note the new Friday date, to
accommodate staff holidays at the Navigation.

By coincidence, it is also Burns Night, a night of celebration of the legacy of Scotland’s best known poet.

The Navigation will provide a Burns
Supper, with all the trimmings, and you’re
encouraged to come appropriately dressed -
there maybe prizes in various categories.


21st February 2019

For this meeting, we have a
presentation by Richard Hamp of the Shropshire Union Canal Society about the Montgomery Canal Restoration. More information nearer the date.


21st March 2019

Our previous Waterways Manager, Ian Lane, has moved on to be part of
the team looking to restore the
Round House in Birmingham, and bring it back to proper use.
He is also involved with the regeneration around the Digbeth canals as part of the HS2 scheme, and ‘Coventry2021’ -
The UK City of Culture preparations.
As if that is not enough, he is also
looking towards the Commonwealth Games in 2022, organising a canoe slalom down Farmers Bridge locks.
An interesting portfolio, not to be missed.


18th April 2019


Our Guest Speaker will be Adnan Saif, the recently appointed Regional Director of CRT for the West Midlands.
He will be well settled to his new post
by then, and should be able to provide a
comprehensive overview of developments in our area, especially our canal and the possible creation of the Canal Conservation Areas in Warwickshire.




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