Year: 2014

Merry Christmas!!

We wish all our members – past, present, and future, – a very Merry Christmas.

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BMS meeting and Christmas social

The December BMS meeting promises to be a treat. During the first part of the meeting, Chris Kay will be telling us the real story of the Mutiny on the Bounty. I’m sure that many of us will have our

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Latest edition of RE:PORT now available

Just to let you know, BMS members can access the December issue of RE:PORT, the Boat Museum Society newsletter, from the ‘Members Only‘ area of the site. If you are not a member and would like to join, please go

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Update on Mossdale from Margaret Harrison

We had to do a lot of thinking about Mossdale over the summer. Here’s an update on the future plans for her and what we’re doing immediately to stabilise her. A survey and assessment of Mossdale was carried out in

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NWM features on the BBC

Jeff Fairweather, our very own Chairman, makes his acting debut in the BBC’s ‘Peaky Blinders’. Starting tonight, this second series features some scenes filmed at the Museum, including Jeff expertly steering one of the historic collection along the canal. Using

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Digital archive goes live

After a lot of hard work and determination by the staff and volunteers working in the Archives at the National Waterways Museum, the first phase of the digitisation project has finally seen fruition. The public now have access to thousands

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First BMS meeting of the new season – 19 September 2014

At the Boat Museum Society meeting this month, we will be welcoming Simon Salem, the Marketing and Fundraising Director of CRT who will be speaking on CRT, 2 years old. A question and answer session will follow Simon’s presentation. As

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Grand re-opening of Porter’s Row

The Grand re-opening of Porter’s Row cottages was celebrated with a street party on 6 September 2014. The event was attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Ellesmere Port, Cllr and Mrs Brian Jones, along with relatives of, and former

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BMS meetings 2014/15 season

The dates and topics for the 2014/15 season of BMS meetings has been released. Check our diary page for info.

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Passing of a friend

We are sad to report the news of the passing of Terry Allen, following a long illness. During the time Terry volunteered at the museum he was an active Boat Museum Society Committee member, and had a passion for boats

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