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The Society’s website has been revamped and thoroughly revised. In particular there are new items including a ‘Potted History’ of the Society, a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page, a new page detailing those on Council and their roles, and a new Gallery featuring ‘then and now’ photos of the canal.

The Craft and Food Fair in aid of the Society is being held again at St Monica’s School in Prestwich on Saturday 4th November, from 10am to 4pm. If you can give a prize for the tombola stall please bring it on the day by 10am.

We are holding a special event at Nob End on Saturday 2nd December which will include the erection of a full-scale mock-up of a new artwork for Nob End being designed by Liam Curtin. Other activities may include tree-planting – more news to follow.

There is a lot going on in the background at the moment.

•  The restoration strategy now has a draft briefing document which will go to consultants early next year.
•  Sam Anderson-Brown has been appointed as the new national restoration leader by C&RT.
•  The proposed development at Elton is being reconsidered.
•  A bid for environmental improvements at Ringley is being put together.
•  Work on the towpath between Radcliffe and Nob End is now due to begin in November.
•  Discussions are ongoing about making the boiler of the  steam crane safe.
•  Part of the roof of the Margaret Fletcher Tunnel at Middlewood has been removed as part of the works connected with the Ordsall
•  I should have pointed out in the last Chairman’s News that we did object to C&RT most strongly to the sale of the Bury Bridges Trading

Paul Hindle

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