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Open Meetings

Sheila Dibnah photo

Above: Sheila Dibnah, wife of the late Fred Dibnah, giving a
      talk at one of our meetings.

Venue
Meetings are held at the Whitefield Garrick Theatre, Bank Street, behind the Porada Restaurant, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7JF. Click here for directions.

Next Meeting:

There are no open meetings during the summer (May, June, July,
August & September). Meetings will recommence in October:

Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018 at 7.30pm
Roy Murphy – James Brindley – the first canal engineer

Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 at 7.30pm
David George – The Bridgewater Canal

Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 at 7.30pm
Russ Hedley – Secrets of the waterway

Tuesday, 5th February, 2019 at 7.30pm
Judith Atkinson – Building the Barton Swing Bridges

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 at 7.30pm
Royston Futter –The Bridegewater Canal from its inception and
the start of transport revolution in 1761 to present day

Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019 at 7.30pm
Speaker to be confirmed

Getting There:
Metrolink: Whitefield

Buses: 95, 98, 135. 

Arriving by car: Whitefield is on the A56. Parking at the theatre is very limited; a good place to park is at Whitefield Metrolink car park. 
From the Metrolink entrance cross to the opposite corner of the junction. 
Go along the unnamed Bank Street (behind the Porada restaurant); 
The theatre is the first building on the right.

Meetings start at 7.30pm; members and non-members are welcome. At
each meeting there is an update about the MB&BC. The sales stand is present, and a raffle is usually held (proceeds split 50/50 between the Society and the winner). Why not come along and join us? You will
receive a warm welcome, have a chat with other canal enthusiasts, and have a cuppa.                  

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