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Welcome to the Ashby Canal Association website
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The Ashby Canal Association was formed in 1966, born out of concern caused by progressive closure of the northern 8 miles due to mining subsidence. The ACA is now actively promoting their restoration and re-connection to the navigable canal and over recent years the Association’s work-parties have significantly contributed to the voluntary effort of the restoration project.Map
The Association seeks to promote the canal and its surroundings as an amenity for all users, whether walkers, anglers, boaters or a canal related business. At the same time it is intent on preserving the canals rural character.
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“Spout” is published quarterly and delivered to all members of the Association.
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The ACA organise canal - related talks through each winter at the MIRA Social Club (by the A5 at Nuneaton) usually at 7.30 on the second Monday of the month. Check our web-site for details. Entry is free, non-members are welcome and a bar service is available.
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The ACA plays a major role in organising the annual Shackerstone Family Festival and boat rally in early September and fully supports the Ashby Canal Trust and their annual Moira Canal Festival held in May.
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The Association is a registered charity; it receives no funding from any official source. The ACA is affiliated to the Inland Waterways Association.

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Ashby Canal Slide Show

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Click here or see the left hand button menu to go to our new page 'Slide Show'. Here you can view revolving images of our beautiful canal which we will update from time to time. Ideal if you are planning a visit and want to see what the canal has to offer!
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Click on the boats to see more images.
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Want to help us raise funds?
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Please click on the link below! By shopping online through Easyfundraising, participating retailers will donate a small sum of money to the ACA. This costs you nothing!
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Refurbishment of Benches along the towpath
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We have refurbished and repaired most of the benches along the towpath between Hinckley and Snarestone. Many benches have been sponsored in memory of a loved one. We have other enhancment projects for the near future - keep an eye on this website for details. Want to get involved? Click here to go to our updated Volunteers page.
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Act of Parliament

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Act of Parliament
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We have photographed the original Act of Parliament relating to the creation of the Ashby Canal. You can view the complete document by clicking the image. The file may take a while to download.
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AWCC 'Alert' Newsletter
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ACA Members can access 'Alert' the newsletter of the AWCC by going on to their website: www.awcc.org.uk
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Korora For Sale
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A much loved and well maintained little gem. Korora is a well-proportioned, compact and very comfortable 36ft cruiser stern built in 1996 to our specifications, with Reeves shell and Blue Haven fit-out. She is ideal for a couple but can sleep 4. She has a relatively short foredeck with seat lockers, lounge/dining area, galley, bathroom and fixed double bed. Equipment includes a BD1005 Beta Marine engine, Eberspacher for heating, Thetford cassette toilet, shower, fully fitted galley including 12V fridge, gas hob, cooker and grill. Licence valid until 31st Dec 2014. BSS certificate valid until Nov 2016. £28,500 ono For further information ring 01827 331732 or e-mail pw_holmes@tiscali.co.uk
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Snarestone Pumping Engine

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ACA member Rod Smith has purchased the remaining components of the Victorian Snarestone pumping engine, he is currently restoring then and hopes to display them at Snarestone on a specially designed plinth adjacent to the ACA shop.
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Snarestone pumping engine
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PUBLICATION DATE FOR NEXT ISSUE OF SPOUT - Deadline for items for the next edition of Spout: May 22nd. Publication date: June 6th
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Work Party Dates 2014
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For more information on work parties and volunteering email: volunteers@ashbycanal.org.uk
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Ashby Canal Guide 2014

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Click here TO Download our free 2014 guide featuring moorings, places of interest, pubs & restaurants and boaters facilities. We will soon be doing an update for the Restoration page, expecting more news from the County Council soon.
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Users of the canal guide please note: April 2014: The Globe Inn at Snarestone is once more open for business (Check with pub for opening hours).
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The village shop at Stoke Golding re-opened earlier this year - near the post office and pubs.
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Camping/Caravanning: Spinney Bank Farm Shop alongside the canal at Bridge 23, Higham Lane, Near Stoke Golding now has five caravan pitches and twelve tent pitches - ideal for families touring the area or those visiting boaters on the adjacent canal.
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Are you a live-aboard Couple?

We are seeking a live-aboard couple who would be willing to look after our sales shop and information kiosk at Snarestone. The mooring alongside the shop is available for an extended period, on ACA property, on the offside. The couple would be required to assist with the shop, and also keep the site tidy, cutting grass, managing access to the slipway, etc. There is no mains elecricity, but the CRT sanitary facilities and a water point are nearby. A mooring fee is payable, and CRT licencing conditions apply. If you are interested please telephone Peter Oakden on 01827 880677 to discuss further.
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easyfundraising.org.uk
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