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Date(s) - 6th December 2018
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Roaches Lock Inn


NW Group Pre-Christmas Lunch: Thursday 6th December 2018

This year the traditional NW Group Pre-Christmas Lunch will be held on Thursday 6th December at the Roaches Lock Inn, 387 Manchester Road, Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL5 9BB – see photo below. The timing is 12:30 for 12:45pm.

The menu choices will be from the pub’s seasonal menu: for the menu clock here: Roches Lock Inn Menu

If you would like to join us at the lunch, please notify Roger Brice by email (rogerbrice@microton.net) or by phone (07702 303243) before Monday 12th November.

There will be an optional pre-lunch walk (2.5 miles approx) along the towpath of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal from Stalybridge to the Roaches lock, which is adjacent to the Roaches Inn – see photo below. There will also be some points of railway history along the way.

Walkers should meet at the main entrance of Stalybridge station at 10:40am. Recommended trains are the 10:17 departure from Manchester Piccadilly (Transpennine train to Leeds) or the 10:23 departure from Manchester Victoria (Northern train to Stalybridge). These trains arrive Stalybridge at 10:29 and 10:37 respectively. Please check these times nearer to the date.

For those wishing to go to the Roaches Inn directly the suggested route for non-drivers is to take the 11:47 train departure from Piccadilly (Transpennine train to Hull) arriving Mossley at 12:04, and then the 343 bus to the Roaches. This is a bus journey of 5 stops (from Stop D at Mossley station) and probably fewer minutes. The bus stop for alighting is “Manchester Road – Roaches” (see photo below) and is 100 yards past the Roaches Inn – press bell when passing the pub. There is also a car park adjacent to the pub.
Please note that there is a maximum to the numbers that can be accommodated for this event. This means that priority may be given to NW Group members and regular attenders at NW Group events. In the event of the lunch being over-subscribed a ballot may be used. This procedure follows the recently adopted RCHS Guidelines for such events.

Roaches Lock, Huddersfield Narrow Canal – looking west towards Stalybridge

The Roaches Lock Inn, Mossley

‘Manchester Road Roaches’ Bus Stop (100 yds east of venue)