18-Nov-2015 At the end of next year (2016) the Society is rounding off the 200th Celebrations with Kennet recreating the 1st Passage and formal opening of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. This will start in Leeds on 15th October 2016 and finish on 23rd October 2016. Attached is information sheet giving the background of the passage along with an outline timetable.
This trip will be the culmination of Kennet's fullest season to date as we are also travelling to the Eldonian Basin (Liverpool) early in the season. The full program will be published early in December 2015.
2016 is a great opportunity for the Society to raise our profile along with the Canal.
Why not join in during the season! Please contact us if you would like to become involved.
Looking forwards to 2016.
18-Nov-2015 The creation of a Celebration ‘1816 style’ Beer in honour of the Bicentenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal presents an opportunity for local brewers and publicans. Anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch.
7-Nov-2015 Online payments are now an option on our Membership page
14-Aug-2015 We are now well through a busy season, but very successful to date. Kennet is currently moored at Reedley Marina awaiting the three events to the end of the season:-
Burnley Canal Festival - 29th-30th August; Blackburn Heritage Weekend - 12th-13th September (This is a new venture for Kennet); Skipton Puppet Festival - 2nd-4th October
As ever you are more than welcome to come and help - no experience required - just enjoy the atmosphere, chatting and keeping an eye on our exhibits. Please let us know if you can come and join us even if it is just half a day. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel - 01535 630597
27-Jul-2015 The Society is holding an Open Meeting on the 7th September at 6-30pm, at Graham & Brown's, Design & Marketing Centre for anyone who is interested in celebrating or organising a celebration for the 200th anniversary of the canal in 2016. More information here. Please share this with anybody who may be interested. Looking forward to a successful meeting and 2016.
6-Jul-2015 As part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal's completion, the Society is producing a 2016 calendar. Details of a Photographic Competition to source the pictures, which is open to all amateurs, are available here. Please share this with friends and anyone who takes pictures. We look forward to receiving many entries.
* 16-Jun-2015 This week sees Kennet in Bingley for the Schools Week, after a successful day yesterday at the CRT Bingley Family Fun Day although the weather could have been better. The local paper provided a picture of children at the event - wearing costumes made by Freda.
Our next major event after Sundays opening at a Community Towpath Event, Micklethwaite Swing Bridge is the Leeds Waterways Festival 27th & 28th June, where it is planned for Kennet to be open in Granary Wharf alongside CRT. However it seems that we have an ongoing problem this year with the openings being reliant on a few core volunteers, with this one also being desperately short of help - there is nothing onerous about helping, as if there are plenty of volunteers, it gives time to chat and see what else is happening in the surrounding areas.
Thanks to those who have volunteered. Looking forwards to a successful weekend.
* 9-May-2015 The Kennet season is now well underway with successful weekends at the Salter Heritage Weekend and the Skipton Waterways Festival followed by the visit from Burnley Women’s Institute - despite the weather. Our next major event is the Saltaire Arts Trail - but first calling at Crossflatts School so that around 180 children can visit Kennet and enjoy extra activities with the CRT Explorers.
However after the good news - it is apparent that we don't have the number of volunteers for some of the events going forwards. The main problem being that we need more members for our "Open House" hosting two artists and the Bradford Photographic Society at the Saltaire Arts Trail. For more about this weekend see the Saltaire Inspired website and the Arts Trail brochure.
The latest issue of Clogs & Gansey is now available. As a review of our postage costs and an increase in email addresses on our database, we have decided to send this issue out to all the email addresses we have and only post the balance. We appreciate that there may be some of you that could have a problem with having C&G in this way - if so please contact us and supply a more suitable email address if you have one or indeed require it by post and we will update our records accordingly.
Many thanks for your continued support.
* 2-Apr-2015 The 2015 Programme and Moving Schedule for Kennet have been distributed over the past few days - and copies are also available here.