Calendar of Social Events up to March 2020 – dates for your diary

The ACA has planned a series of social events for the forthcoming months, between October 2019 and March 2020. The variety of dates and venues should appeal to a broad range of members:

Wednesday 9th October 2019 7.30 pm at Millers Hotel, (A444) Twycross Road, Sibson, CV13 6LB

Roger Butler will present an illustrated talk entitled Canal Holidays 50 years ago. Roger is a well-known speaker on waterways subjects, and his talk will include some atmospheric photos of canal holidays in the 1960s. We hope to see a good attendance at what promises to be a very entertaining evening at a new venue. Free admission, all welcome.


Friday 15th November 2019 7.15 pm at Stoke Golding Club, 42 Hinckley Road, Stoke Golding CV13 6DZ

Our popular annual light-hearted Quiz Night, with a Fish & Chip supper. Not canal-related so it will appeal to everyone. Advance Bookings only. Tickets £9.00 (+ £1.50 postage, unless collected on door) – for card payments please phone 07805 602618. See separate advert for further details.

Wednesday 4th December 2019 7.30 pm at Millers Hotel, Twycross Road , Sibson CV13 6LB

A fascinating talk by Tim Coghlan, from Braunston Marina, about Aubrey Berriman, the shipwright to the ‘Raymond’.


Monday 13th January 2020 7.30 pm at Donisthorpe Woodlands Centre (DM’s) Church Road, Donisthorpe DE12 7PY 

Annual General Meetingfollowed by waterways films and talk based on the extensive archive of the late Tom Henshaw. Bar available and plenty of parking.

Monday 10th February 2020 7.30 pm at Donisthorpe Woodlands Centre, Church Road, Donisthorpe DE12 7PY

Mike Kelly will present a talk about the Sleeping Beauty -The Cromford Canal.  Bar available and plenty of parking.

Thursday 5th March 2020 7.30 pm at Dadlington Village Hall, The Green, Dadlington CV13 6JB

Film Night – “The Bargee”  This will be a ticket only event. Bring your own drinks. More details in the next issue of “Spout”