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Date(s) - 28th June 2018
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Stockport Station



Memorable Canal Visits: A South Pennines Circle.

For a number of years Ian Moss (RCHS President, 1996-98) has been organising and leading his “Memorable Canals Visits” for the Wilmslow Guild. NW Group intends to continue this tradition under the auspices of the RCHS Regional Groups.

Our first venture, in what we hope will be an annual event, will be to visit sites on the Rochdale and Huddersfield Narrow Canals. The tour will be by coach. There will be a commentary on both canal and railway sites along the way and also opportunities to spend time at six sites of particular interest. Illustrated notes will be available ahead of the day. The six visits selected are at: Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge, Salterhebble, Marsden, Diggle and Stalybridge. Lunch will be in Sowerby Bridge.

Plans are that the coach can be boarded at Stockport Railway Station at 10:00am or, alternatively, at Rochdale Railway Station at 10:40am (approx). Drop offs for return journeys home will be at Stalybridge and Stockport. It is anticipated that the return time at Stockport will be 17:30 approx. The cost for the coach will be £15 per person.

The number of places on the coach is limited to a maximum of 40 passengers. Reservations may be made through contacting Roger Brice (tel: 01625 533959; 07702 303242 or by email: roger.brice1945@gmail.com). The closing date for payment is June 14th and cheques should be made to “Railway & Canal Historical Society”.