Here’s a video from 2009 that hasn’t lost any of its relevance with time.
As well as having our web site here at http://wcbs.org.uk, the society has a number of other Internet presences.
The society’s Twitter account handle is @wcbsorg.
If you are not familiar with Twitter, you may not be aware that you do not need a phone or portable device to use this social media platform, nor do you need to have an account you log-in to to see what is being posted by us.
You can find our page online at https://twitter.com/wcbsorg.
The society has four facebook pages
- The main Wooden Canal Boat Society page
- Our Charity Shop page
- Hazel – The Wellbeing Boat
- Knowl Street Heritage Boatyard
For a full list of WCBS related online links, go to our Links and Archives page, which you can also find from our main menu above.
Our June recycling trips are today, Monday and Tuesday. Click the event below for more information, and our calendar of events (to the side on a large screen, after the post on a device).
Via Chris Leah.
In June, Wellbeing Boat Hazel will be travelling from Portland Basin, Ashton-under-Lyne, to Middlewich, Cheshire, to take part in the annual Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival.
Hazel will leave Ashton at midday on Sunday 11 June and arrive in Middlewich on Thursday 15 June.
She will be skippered by Chris, the famous Ashton Boatman, and towed by 90 year old wooden motor narrow boat, Forget Me Not. The route taken will be via the Peak Forest, Macclesfield and Trent & Mersey canals. It is a one way trip.
Public transport back to Ashton, if you need to collect a car, is fairly easy. There will be trained crew to deal with navigation of the boats, though you will be welcome to help with steering and lock working if you wish to.
This auction is for the back bedroom aboard Hazel which can be configured as a single, a double, 2 bunks or a double with bunk over. The boat has a 5 star kitchen and a bathroom with wetroom shower and flushing toilet. Wheelchair access is not possible to this bedroom but the lift is useful for accessing the boat if you find steps difficult.
Hazel is here to raise your spirits, come and join us for this wonderful trip.
Due to issues with facebook, the society has had to set-up a new facebook page. The page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/WoodenCanalBoatSociety/.
The new facebook page has been linked-up with the new-look web site so that postings will now appear on facebook simultaneously, as they already do on our Twitter feed.
We would be grateful if our facebook followers would now switch to following the new page.
The old page still exists but should be regarded as an archive, so we would appreciate it if you no longer posted items there.
The following was found on Twitter. The original article is from the Tameside Reporter.
Portland Basin Museum is working together with artist Magnus Quaife to brew a beer made using the same recipe as Old Tom, a strong dark ale which was popular until the brewery closed down in the 1960s.
— Tameside Culture (@tmbc_culture) 31 May 2017
Hazel the wellbeing boat will spend a few days near the Anderton Boat lift, which is situated on the River Weaver, roughly between Northwich and Marbury.
This is your opportunity to stay on this magical 103 year old boat and explore the historic canal lift and the lovely local area.
The boat has comfortable bedrooms, a traditional back cabin, flushing toilet and wetroom shower.
Hazel will be moored at this location from 19 -22 June, 2017 so you can book a stay for up to three nights.
Bookings are at £119 per night for up to eight adults. There is a service fee of £15 per night or £44 for three nights.
Look at the reviews for Hazel at other locations to see how people have enjoyed staying aboard.
Click below for more information.
Previously posted by Ashton Boatman on facebook about booking a stay on Hazel at the Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival – via eBay or Airbnb.
From the Canal Boat Society’s facebook page:
Posted on the Hazel Wellbeing Boat facebook Page