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Stories from Historic Narrowboats

As part of the Heritage Open Days festival, Potteries Heritage Society is teaming up with Etruria Boat Group to offer this unique event. Join us to explore the historic narrow boats, Keppel and Lindsay from 6pm and, afterwards at 7pm in the wharf buildings, to listen to excerpts from Arthur Wood's interviews with working boatmen and their families, recorded in the 1970s and 1980s and recently restored by the HLF funded Revealing Voices project.

No booking required.

 

Heritage & Nature in The Potteries

Note: The date of this event is incorrect in the printed SoT HODs brochure.

As part of the national Heritage Open Days festival, join Potteries Heritage Society's Andy Perkin and Ecologist Nicola Farrin to explore heritage and nature in The Potteries, from the industrial revolution to industrial decline and enviromental reclaimation. The guided walk will follow the Caldon and Trent & Mersey Canals to Stoke and return along the valley of the River Trent (around 3 miles in total).

Guided Heritage Canoe Trail - Northwood to Stockton Brook

Follow the Caldon Canal as it traces the River Trent back towards its source, departs the city, through historic, industrial and suburban hinterland and into the rural tranquillity of the moorlands.

Your guide for the voyage will be Potteries Heritage Society’s Andy Perkin, a canals enthusiast since childhood and avid kayaker, who has contributed the heritage content for the Heritage Canoe Trail booklet.

Pre-booking through Eventbright essential - Details here.

Guided Heritage Canoe Trail - Denford to Cheddleton

Follow the Caldon Canal as it descends to the Churnet Valley, under Hazelhurst Aqueduct, past the beautiful Deep Hayes Park and through historic Cheddleton.

Your guide for the voyage will be Potteries Heritage Society’s Andy Perkin, a canals enthusiast since childhood and avid kayaker, who has contributed the heritage content for the Heritage Canoe Trail booklet.

Pre-booking through Eventbright essential. More information here.

Guided Heritage Canoe Trail - Westport to Etruria

Paddle along the summit level of the Trent & Mersey Canal, past iconic bottle ovens, historic potteries and wharfs, and find out about Shelton Steelworks and site of the National Garden Festival of 1986.

Your guide for the voyage will be Potteries Heritage Society’s Andy Perkin, a canals enthusiast since childhood and avid kayaker, who has contributed the heritage content for the Heritage Canoe Trail booklet.

Pre-booking through Eventbright essential. More information here.

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