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Date(s) - 7th December 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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The Rope & Anchor


NW Group Annual Pre-Christmas Lunch. This event is now fully booked.

This year’s lunch will be held on Thursday 7th December 2017 at the Rope & Anchor, Paddock Lane, Dunham Massey, WA14 5RP. For information on the venue please use the link: Rope & Anchor, Dunham Massey.

This event is now fully booked. The information below is intended for those who have booked, either by phone or by mail to the event coordinator (Roger Brice: 01625 533959, 07702 303242; roger.brice1945@gmail.com). We will review planning for the 2018 lunch well ahead of time and communicate through the usual channels.

Rope & Anchor, Dunham Massey






As usual, diners may join a group for a short pre-lunch walk to the venue or go directly there in time for lunch at 12:30pm. The #5 (Warrington to Altrincham) bus stops at the pub. The 11:15 departure from Warrington Interchange (8) arrives at the Rope & Anchor stop at 11:59. The 11:54 departure from Altrincham Interchange (B) arrives at 12:07. Both buses should allow time for pre-dining drinks and conversation, even though the service has a reputation for running a few minutes late! The service runs hourly.

We anticipate a walk of around 2.5 miles along sections of the Bridgewater Canal and the former Warrington & Stockport railway, arriving at the lunch venue at noon. Walkers should meet at Navigation Road Metro & Railway Station at 10:15. The Metro service is frequent and the journey time from both Piccadilly and Victoria is approximately 30 minutes. Rail alternatives are the 9:30 and 9:41 departures from Stockport and Knutsford respectively. Please check with the website nearer to the date for any revisions to these times.

Please make your selection from the menu (link to the menu) and then let Roger Brice (tel: 01625 533959 or 07702 303242; email roger.brice1945@gmail.com know your choices by 15th November.

The meal will be in a private upstairs room. The staircase is wide, not steep, and has hand rails on both sides. The financial arrangements are to pay Roger Brice for the meal in advance. There will be a cash/card bar.



Dunham Massey Signal Box on day of line closure, July 1985

Dunham Massey Station, May 1952

Walking the Track Bed near site of Dunham Massey Station, 2013

Bridgewater Canal near Dunham Massey