Reminder: WCBS on Twitter and facebook

As well as having our web site here at, 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


The society has four facebook pages

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.

New WCBS facebook page

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Due to issues with facebook, the society has had to set-up a new facebook page. The page can be found at

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.

Original Ashton beer to be recreated with help of people of Tameside

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.

Society Gets Mention on Local Radio

The society had a helpful mention on local radio last Friday (May 19th).

Heather, from North Manchester FM 106.6 Community Radio Station, was highlighting voluntary work on her Friendly Friday show at 10am. She had asked, via Twitter, if any voluntary organisation wanted a shout out during the show, to which I replied with some links to the society’s web pages.

The show mentioned us at the 44 minute mark and listed a number of the volunteering opportunities the society has, noting the variety of roles.

You can listen to the episode here and even move the slider along to before the 44 minute mark to listen just to the relevant conversation.

Newsletter & Website Volunteers

NB We do have volunteers in these positions currently but we are looking for more to spread the load, particularly with our growing use of social media.

We need people to gather Society information for inclusion in our three times a year newsletters, initially to pass on to the current editor but also with a view to becoming an editor or writer for in the future.

Similarly, we want people to act as webmasters and update the website (on WordPress) on a regular basis with WCBS events, stories and photos.

There are currently also a number of different facebook pages to work with and a Twitter account to help manage.

People with writing/journalism skills, IT skills, has a working knowledge of SEO, knowledge and experience of writing for & using social media, all welcome.

Find other voluntary roles at the WCBS: search.

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New Society Twitter Account Now Active


A new Twitter account has been set-up for WCBS.

The account name is “WoodenCanalBoatSoc“. The @ handle is @wcbsorg. Any one involved with the society that is on Twitter, please follow this account.

Any new posts from the web site will generate a “tweet”.

If you know of any social media accounts that the society should follow, either on Twitter or facebook, please let us know, thanks.