James Brindley talk
2016 marks the three hundredth anniversary of the birth of James Brindley, who is known as the 'Father of the English Canal System'. He was born in Derbyshire and the Chesterfield Canal was his last.
On Wednesday 2nd March at 7.30 p.m., the Chesterfield Canal Trust is giving an illustrated talk at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield as part of the Brindley 300 celebration. It is entitled James Brindley – his life, his last canal and its unique boats. It will be given by Christine Richardson and John Lower.
Christine is the author of the most authoritative biography of Brindley. John is one of a team which has just finished building the first new Cuckoo boat, unique to the Chesterfield Canal, for over 80 years, using hand tools only.
For tickets, ring 01246 345222, go to the Chesterfield Theatres website, buy in person at the Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre next to the Crooked Spire, or pay at the door.