Canal Trust Events


We are restoring the Hereford & Gloucester Canal to be a fantastic green corridor that visitors can enjoy.

We encourage local communities and groups to engage with us at every opportunity.

To further this the Trust arranges or promotes a wide variety of events throughout the year for H&G CT Members and the wider public to enjoy.

These include;

  • Evening Social Meetings, Lectures and Talks,
  • Sending our Sales and Publicity Team to country and canal related shows and exhibitions,
  • Open Days at our Canal Restoration Sites,
  • Canal Walks
  • The Trust’s own weekly canal infrastructure restoration work parties, 

See more on all these below…

Monthly Social and Speaker Meetings

Social evenings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at our regular venue, The Royal Oak Inn, Much Marcle, Herefordshire HR8 2ND

We have an excellent venue and interesting speakers on a wide range of topics. Everyone is welcome.

For more information on the Royal Oak, please telephone 01531 660300

All meetings are at 7.30 for 8.00 pm unless otherwise stated. Please support our monthly meetings and tell your friends.

Please note there will be an admission charge of £2.00.

We are desperate to re-start our social evenings so that we can meet up with old friends and be entertained by a variety of speakers.

As it is still uncertain as to whether gatherings will be allowed at the beginning of the year we have not confirmed any speakers so please check the website or check with Janet Moult on 01432 264366 a few days before the 3rd Tuesday in the month.

In the meantime – keep safe and take care

Social Evening Diary

Apr
20
Tue
2021
April Monthly Social Meeting @ Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Apr 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Our very own speaker and former Chairman Dick Skeet will present a virtual talk entitled “The Canal in the News

via the online internet Zoom platform on 20 April 2020 at 7.30pm.

We will need your email address to allow us to advise you how to take part a few days prior to the event.

Please click the following link to send an email to membership@h-g-canal.org.uk with the title “April Social Evening” and we will respond with login details needed in due course…

…and check the Trust website for updates nearer the time.

Jun
23
Wed
2021
Annual General Meeting @ Virtual Meeting using Zoom
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2021 Annual General Meeting of the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust

will be held on Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 7:30pm

Due to the ongoing government restrictions on public meetings this meeting will be held virtually over the internet using Zoom, a video conferencing service.

How to connect and other details needed for the AGM can be found here.

Over Festival on the Canal

The ‘Over Festival on the Canal’ has been the H&GCT’s flagship event taking place ever year over a weekend in August.

The site including the canal basin at Over is regularly visited by more than 1000 people to savour and discover and enjoy the wide variety of attractions.

The site is shared by The Trust’s former The Wharf House, the AA-Red Rosette-awarded Restaurant with Rooms, which has now been re-named The Lock Keepers, and leased to a third party operator.

Entrance to the Festival was free for all to enjoy the usual sideshows and stalls associated with a family fun day out, with a normally watery theme commonly enhanced by visitor participation.

Attractions typically included a Model Boat regatta, various displays and the H&GCT’s very own flotilla of restored heritage boats providing tours of the canal to Vineyard Hill.

Large marquees housed a range of local produce and crafts for sale, including local beers, cider and perry, whilst a comprehensive programme of live music was usually to be expected on the river terrace with The Wharf House providing refreshments of Tapas and a hugely successful Beer Festival.

Canal Trust Open Days

In addition to the Festival on the Canal at Over, the H&GCT remains keen to discuss its plans with local communities and has organised regular Open Days at Aylestone Park in Hereford, Yarkhill, and Oxenhalll and Newent.

We also hold a Winter Bazaar towards the end of each year in Ledbury.

Festival and Open Days Diary

There are no upcoming events to display at this time.

Sales and Promotion Events with the H&GCT Roadshow

Raising funds for and awareness of the Trust’s work is vital in maintaining progress with the Canal’s restoration.

Our Sales and Information Stand can be seen at many Waterways and Country Shows during the year.

We have two small teams of volunteers based at Hereford and Gloucester to cover both local and national events.

Why not have a good day out with the H&G CT?

Come and visit, or better still, join us on the stand – We cannot promise that you will see the world with us but you may visit an area that is new to you – and we always do our utmost to ensure that you have some time to look around – and your admission to the event will be free!

We urgently need additional volunteers to help us at these interesting events.

Our small but well-established teams will make you very welcome!  Please contact us to discuss where and when you can get involved.

Sales and Promotion Team Away Days Diary

May
1
Sat
2021
Sales Team Outing to St Richards Canal Festival in Droitwich @ Vines Park, Droitwich Spa, WR9 8LB
May 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm

 

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS

Why not have a good day out with the H&G CT?

Come and visit, or better still, join us on the stand – We cannot promise that you will see the world with us but you may visit an area that is new to you – and we always do our utmost to ensure that you have some time to look around – and your admission to the event will be free!

We urgently need additional volunteers to help us at these interesting events.

Our small but well-established teams will make you very welcome! Please contact us to discuss where and when you can get involved.

Find out more about the event…

Jun
26
Sat
2021
Sales Team Outing to Braunston Historic Boat Rally @ Braunston Marina
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm

Why not have a good day out with the H&G CT?

Come and visit, or better still, join us on the stand – We cannot promise that you will see the world with us but you may visit an area that is new to you – and we always do our utmost to ensure that you have some time to look around – and your admission to the event will be free!

We urgently need additional volunteers to help us at these interesting events.

Our small but well-established teams will make you very welcome!  Please contact us to discuss where and when you can get involved.

Find out more about the event…

Aug
28
Sat
2021
Sales Team Outing to The IWA Festival of Water in Worcester @ Perdisell Park
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day

Why not have a good day out with the H&G CT?

Come and visit, or better still, join us on the stand – We cannot promise that you will see the world with us but you may visit an area that is new to you – and we always do our utmost to ensure that you have some time to look around – and your admission to the event will be free!

We urgently need additional volunteers to help us at these interesting events.

Our small but well-established teams will make you very welcome!  Please contact us to discuss where and when you can get involved.

Come to IWA’s Festival of Water 2021

Join us at IWA Festival of Water for a bank holiday weekend of fun for all who love spending time by the water.

A full programme of music and dance will take place in IWA’s 75th Anniversary year. And where better to have the celebrations than on the waterway where it all began, the Worcester & Birmingham Canal?

Entry to the festival and car parking is free.

Find out more about this event…

Nov
13
Sat
2021
Winter Fayre @ Newent Memorial Hall
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Crafts and Gifts for Sale

Draw for Luxury Christmas Hamper

Homemade refreshments

Canal Trust Display and Sales Stand

Canal Restoration Site Team Work Days

Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Our sites are open and following government guidance have limited activity. As this situation is constantly changing please contact the site leader for more information on the available volunteering.

Apr
20
Tue
2021
Malswick Restoration Team Day @ Check with organiser
Apr 20 all-day
Oxenhall and Newent Station Restoration Team Days @ Check with organiser
Apr 20 all-day
Apr
21
Wed
2021
Over Basin and Vineyard Hill Restoration Team Work Day @ Over Canal Basin
Apr 21 all-day
Apr
22
Thu
2021
Hereford Restoration Roving Team Day @ Check with organiser
Apr 22 all-day
Yarkhill Restoration Team Work Day
Apr 22 all-day
Apr
27
Tue
2021
Malswick Restoration Team Day @ Check with organiser
Apr 27 all-day
Oxenhall and Newent Station Restoration Team Days @ Check with organiser
Apr 27 all-day
Apr
28
Wed
2021
Over Basin and Vineyard Hill Restoration Team Work Day @ Over Canal Basin
Apr 28 all-day
Apr
29
Thu
2021
Hereford Restoration Roving Team Day @ Check with organiser
Apr 29 all-day
Yarkhill Restoration Team Work Day
Apr 29 all-day
May
4
Tue
2021
Malswick Restoration Team Day @ Check with organiser
May 4 all-day
Oxenhall and Newent Station Restoration Team Days @ Check with organiser
May 4 all-day
May
5
Wed
2021
Over Basin and Vineyard Hill Restoration Team Work Day @ Over Canal Basin
May 5 all-day
May
6
Thu
2021
Hereford Restoration Roving Team Day @ Check with organiser
May 6 all-day
Yarkhill Restoration Team Work Day
May 6 all-day

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