Visit the Destination Staffordshire marquee to discover more about all the canals in Staffordshire, and the world of possibilities the county holds for holidays and great days out! The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) Stoke-on-Trent branch has joined forces with Staffordshire County Council and arranged for local waterways organisations to exhibit in one marquee supported by the Destination Staffordshire tourism team.
In here you will find displays by the groups campaigning for the: Burslem Port branch, Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals, Lichfield & Hatherton Canals, Stafford Riverway, Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal, and Trent & Mersey Canal, plus the IWA branches for: Lichfield, Stoke-on-Trent and Shrewsbury & North Wales, plus the Shrewsbury & Newport Canal campaigners – yes, that waterway joins the Shropshire Union Canal in Staffordshire!
The Trust is actively involved in the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership, which is a Heritage Lottery Fund assisted project which aims to conserve, enhance and celebrate the special landscape of this area. The Project now has it's own website. Visit http://www.churnet-valley.org.uk to find out more about the project and how you can become involved.
The Trust has an exhibition at Froghall & Kingsley Station on the Churnet Valley railway as part of the gala event to celebrate the re-opening of the line from Leekbrook junction to Cauldon Lowe. We have displays about the Uttoxeter Canal restoration, Leek Branch extension and Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership, and will be on site to talk to you about these exciting projects on selected days.