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40 years anniversaryThe principal aim of the Boat Museum Society (BMS) is the preservation of the historic boats, skills, knowledge and way of life of the waterways. The society founded the Boat Museum (now the National Waterways Museum) in Ellesmere Port, which it continues to actively support.

One of the major activities of the society’s members is to work as volunteers to support the museum in all day to day administrative and operational activities on site. This includes assisting with the repair, restoration, and operation of the boats and engines in the museum’s collection.

The Coffee and Crochet group is making a crocheted horse to be unveiled at Horses at Work day on 13th August. About 25 ladies plus 1 gentleman have been busy making 4″ granny squares to cover a wire frame. It is life size and will be installed in the Island Warehouse for all to admire. There is to be a competition to give it a name which will run during the summer. Visitors will be able to suggest names and the members of the Coffee and Crochet group will choose their favourite. The winning name will be embroidered on to the noseband of the horse’s halter and the person who suggested the name will be invited to put the halter on the horse during the Horses at Work day. Final details have to be confirmed so watch this space for more information soon.

Photo of progress so far. Taken on 7-3-17 by Chris Bacon. Sandra Porter is holding the tail in place.

The latest issue of the Waterways Journal is now available, see on our ‘Publications’ page.

Last updated 13th April 2017

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