Canal opens for Father Xmas

Home » Latest News » Canal opens for Father Xmas

We understand that, in spite of major works on the canal from now until December 21st, there will be water in the section of canal by the Shroppie Fly so that Father Xmas can make his grand entry for the Big Switch On on November 29th.

Apparently the Canal & RiverTrust (the charitable organisation which has taken over from British Waterways to run the canal system) has decided that the essential works should be organised so as not to disappoint all those looking forward to Father Xmas's appearance at the event.

Good to see a national organisastion taking some account of local events!

 

 

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

New Year's fireworks
Mon 13 Aug 6:05am  |  hits: 1,083

Way back early in the year Matt Bonnell and myself announced a move to get the Annual Fireworks at Midnight of the 31st December back. The response from many sponsors was superb and I attach herewith the list as of today of all who have given into the fund.My action so far is to have contracted Blitz Fireworks of Crewe to present a display that is far better than any we have had before BUT...

Graham Tresidder, Funeral Directors in Audlem
Thu 16 Aug 6:08am  |  hits: 920

Ruth Mary Kemble passed away peacefully at Leighton Hospital on Tuesday 14th August 2018, aged 72., . Ruth, from Audlem, was the beloved wife of John and much loved mum of Matthew. The Funeral service will be at St James the Great Church, Audlem on Monday 3rd September 2018 at 11.30am followed by burial in Audlem cemetery. Donations if desired will be given to The Guide Dogs for the Blind...

Buerton_Aerial_2
Thu 16 Aug 6:09am  |  hits: 854

At their latest Parish Council meeting, Buerton Councillors were delighted to learn that an anonymous donor has offered to provide a new piece of equipment for the older children in Buerton.This is expected to be located on the playing field in Buerton.What we need to do now is to find out what our youngsters would like (apparently there have already been a couple of suggestions for a zip...