|Volume 5, Number 12 - Summer 2005|
Come and see us at the IWA's Waterways Festival at Runcorn!
As we've flagged up in previous issues of CUTTINGS, the arrival of the Inland Waterways Association’s National Festival and Boat Show onto our doorstep at Runcorn over the August Bank Holiday gives us an unprecedented opportunity to present our case for the Sankey's restoration to the widest possible public.
Attending the Festival will be people from our immediate area, and, of course, from all over Britain, many of whom know very little about the northern waterways - let alone of the Sankey having been the first canal to built during the Industrial Revolution! There will also be others who have heard of the Sankey but, in spite of our best efforts over the past twenty years, may not be aware of our ambitions to restore it, and to connect it to the main waterways system by a new canal. There will be yet more who know all about us, support our aims, and want to be brought up to date on our progress. We hope to meet all their needs, and that's why we have put a tremendous effort into making sure we make our mark at the National.
We look forward to meeting as many of our Members over the weekend as possible, and we hope that some of you will want to give an hour or two of your time to help us get our message across to rest of the Festival's visitors. I'm grateful to those who've put our major Festival display together, Andy Screen and Dave Smallshaw, and those who have been flying the flag at Shows and Rallies for years, Colin and Cynthia Greenall, and I hope you will express your thanks by offering an hour of your time to give them a break from their duties.
I'll be there all weekend - I hope to meet up with you.
David Long, Chairman, SCARS
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