THE rise, decline and rebirth of Ellesmere Port as a canal port will be discussed at the next local history meeting.
The Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society will meet on Tuesday, May 17, at 7.30pm at The National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port.
Norman Stainthorp will present a talk on Ellesmere Port: The rise, decline and rebirth of a canal port.
Norman is a former conservation officer with the Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council and member of the board of directors of The Boat Museum Society – the volunteer organisation that first brought historic canal boats to the then derelict canal port in the early 1970s and now supports the work of The Waterways Trust, which operates the National Waterways Museum.
Norman said: “'My wife Judith and I first got involved in canal boating in the early 1960s when we worked for the canal carrying company, Willow Wren Canal Transport Services, based on the Grand Union Canal at Braunston, near Rugby.”Š
Meetings are held in The Rolt Conference Centre at the museum.
For further details, ring the museum on 0151 355 5017.
The cost of joining the society is £10 per annum, due at the beginning of each calendar year, or £3 per meeting.
For more details or an application form, email Celia Webber at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Celia Webber, c/o The National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 4FW.