2020 Spring Programme

Tuesday 21st January
74th Annual General Meeting 

Nominations are invited from members for all officer and committee member posts shown.  Please forward these to the Secretary by midnight on Friday 17th January.  Any items which members would like to raise under AOB should be advised to the Secretary by the same date.

The AGM will be followed by

“Round the Horn 1920 and 2020” by John Blowes (Vice-President) and Captain Malcolm Morrison 

Spectacular film clips of the 3,000 ton sailing ship “Peking” sailing round the Horne in the 1920s and a look forward to the use of sail for cargo vessels saving fuel and reducing exhaust emissions 2020 on.


Tuesday 18th February
“Morecambe Bay Barrage Proposal” by Alan Torevell (Chair of Northern Tidal Power Gateways)

NTPG was set up to promote the proposed barrages across larger estuaries along the NW coast of England, specifically Morecambe Bay, River Duddon and Solway Firth.  Plans for a tidal barrage and road across Morecambe Bay are gathering pace. The 8.5 billion pound project could harness tidal power and provide energy for two million homes.  The Morecambe Bay scheme could be expected to produce at least seven terawatt hours a year providing two per cent of the UK’s electricity needs and would also significantly reduce travel times from Lancashire to Barrow and West Cumbria as well as creating jobs and attracting tourists. 


Tuesday 17th March rescheduled to Tuesday 15th September
“The Danny” by a representative of The Danny Trust

The “Daniel Adamson” is a remarkable survivor from the steam age and a most unusual vessel. A small but incredibly powerful canal tug, she was built to tow long strings of barges laden with goods from the inland towns of Cheshire and the Potteries to the great seaport of Liverpool. Built at Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead in 1903, by the early 1990s she was starting to show signs of neglect. This is the story of her rescue and her current life as a passenger boat on the Weaver Navigation Canal.


Tuesday 21st April
Cancelled due to Coronavirus. No further meetings planned until Autumn 2020