Canals and Waterways of Lincolnshire

If you are interested in the Canals and Waterways of Lincolnshire then why not book a place for the full day conference organised by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology (SLHA)? The event will take place on Saturday 14th November at The Source Centre, Riverside Church, Sleaford NG34 7RY.

The waterways of Lincolnshire have formed a transport network for centuries. Commercial traffic declined in the 19th and 20th centuries and their use for recreation has steadily increased as facilities have been provided. There are now plans to link the waterways in the south of the county to the national network, which could encourage even more people to venture into Lincolnshire.

This full day conference features illustrated talks on the history, restoration and future plans for waterways in the county. These will include a presentation from David Pullen on ‘The Canal and River Trust’, Chris Hayes will speak about ‘The Sleaford Navigation’, and Rob Wheeler will focus on ‘Traffic on the Fossdyke’ Rosemary Gibson will give a presentation called ‘The Grantham Canal’ and Barry Barton will present a talk entitled ‘The Stamford Canal’. ‘Vessels on the Louth Canal’ will be the subject of a presentation by Stuart Sizer and Chris Padley will talk about ‘The Caistor Canal’. The final speaker will be Andy Jee representing the Lincolnshire Waterways Partnership.

The conference runs from 9.00am to 4.45pm with the Welcome and Introduction at 9.25am. Everyone is very welcome to attend. The cost which includes tea and coffee and a buffet lunch is £25.00 for Society members and £30.00 for non-members. Booking is essential and bookings must be made by Friday 6th November.

For full details and to download a booking form please visit www.slha.org.uk or alternatively call the Society Office 01522 521337 open Monday to Wednesday 9.00am – 12.00pm. We look forward to meeting you.

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