WRG North West

Working party dates

Welcome to the webpage for Waterway Recovery Group North West

Waterway Recovery Group volunteers support waterway restoration projects across England and Wales. Our regional groups run weekend visits to restoration projects (and sometimes navigable waterways). Put simply, we dig canals!

Want to join us?

Below is a list of upcoming dates for both WRGNW organised, London WRG organised and other local society organised working parties. If you are interested in getting involved, please use the contact links or complete our enquiry form.

date from date to canal & organiser where contact
various usually Tue/Fri/Sat Shrewsbury & Newport Canal - S&NCT Newport/Wappenshall/Shrewsbury Facebook
06/04/2024 06/04/2024 Sankey Newton Common Lock, Newton-le-willows, St. Helens Facebook
13/04/2024 14/04/2024 Wey & Arun - London WRG Guildford area Facebook
27/04/2024 28/04/2024 TBC - possibly Wey & Arun - London WRG TBC Facebook
18/05/2024 19/05/2024 Cotswolds Canals - London WRG TBC Facebook
29/06/2024 30/06/2024 TBC - possibly Buckingham arm - London WRG TBC Facebook
05/10/2024 06/10/2024 Shrewsbury & Newport Canal - London WRG TBC Facebook
TBC TBC IWA - Manchester canals TBC Facebook

IWA Manchester Branch monthly open meetings

The talks are held at the Castlefield Hotel (part of the Y.M.C.A. complex) on Liverpool Road, Manchester, M3 4JR. The entrance is on the side facing towards Deansgate and overlooking the Castlefield outdoor events area. Please arrive by 19:15, with the talk commencing at 19:30, the talks are free to attend and everyone is welcome, though a donation towards the costs is appreciated. Full details will be added here when received.
08/04/2024 Canals Revisited Ian McCarthy
Canals Revisited Ian McCarthy will be using John Greenway's slides to revisit the 1960s and 70s including work parties, campaigns and rallies. Ian McCarthy has an interest in all things transport. He was employed for years as a computer designer at ICL West Gorton but his engineering interests extend to things a lot more physical. He has played a big role in the running and maintenance of the historic Clayton narrowboat Spey for many years.

Click here to go to the WRGNW page on the main Inland Waterways website