Important Announcements

RCHS Bulletin 477 (January 2019)

The January edition of the Bulletin is now available on the Members page of the website. Viewing using the website offers a larger, easier to read type and also a facility for printing on larger (A4) size paper.

2019 AGM & Weekend: Thurs 25th – Mon 29th April 2019

We have received an unprecedented level of demand for hotel rooms and the coach trips over the AGM Weekend.
Despite adding an additional bus, we can no longer accept bookings. This does not, of course, affect any member’s attendance at the AGM on Saturday 27th April.

The 2019 AGM Weekend will be based at the Abbey House Hotel, Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness, with the AGM itself being held in the hotel at 11:00am on Saturday 27th April.

Details for the weekend including the programme of social activities may be accessed from the Events menu above or by the link: 2019 AGM Weekend

The Booking Form will be included in the January Bulletin but may also be accessed, together with an online payment facility, through the link: Online Booking Form.

Please Note: the dates for the weekend do not coincide with the 2019 May Bank holiday.

2019 Anniversaries

At the beginning of each year the society produces a list of transport history anniversaries. These include events from 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, 175, 200, 250 and 300 years prior to the current year.

The list of anniversaries for 2019 has been added to the website. See ‘Anniversaries’ menu (above right).

Neville Birch

We are sorry to report that Neville Birch has died. He passed away peacefully at home on 28th November.  Neville, of course, was for many years our book sales officer, a post he had to give up recently owing to illness.

Neville’s funeral took place at Lincoln Cathedral on Monday 17th December at 11 A.M. in St Hughes Quire. An obituary will appear in the March Journal.


NEW: Grahame Boyes has consolidated from all the annual bibliographies published since 1985 all the entries for articles on the history of  inland water transport, together with some additional entries that have been found subsequently.

This bibliography can be accessed through the link Bibliography of Inland Waterway Transport History or from the Publications menu above.  

Nostalgia!! What did the Society do early in 1959?

Read Bulletin Number One (January 1959) by clicking here      

2018 AGM Weekend: Report on the weekend’s activites

As usual there was a full programme of activities over the weekend of the 2018 AGM

A report on these activities was published in the July Bulletin (#474)

Non-members may view the report though the Events Menu (above) or through the link: 2018 AGM Weekend Report

Members may view the 2018 AGM Agenda & Minutes through the Members Pages link above

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