CANAL enthusiasts have the chance to learn how to make traditional fenders for canal boats at the National Waterways Museum in November.
A fender-making course is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, November 19 and 20, taught by Dave Walker.
Students can make a couple of side fenders, a short button, a deck matt and try splicing mooring lines.
The two-day course is £65, which includes all the materials needed to make the fenders, the matt and the turks-heads, plus museum entry.
There are only six places available – to book, call 0151 355 5017. A £25 deposit is needed, with cheques payable to ‘Boat Museum Society’.
Phil Speight visits for a two-day roses and castles painting course on Saturday and Sunday, November 26 and 27.
It costs £100 and trays, brushes and materials are provided. The ticket includes weekend museum admission.
To book, call 0151 355 5017. A £25 deposit is required to secure a place.
For more information, call 0151 355 5017 or visit www.nwm.org.uk.