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On:                    Friday 27th JULY 2018  -  Norfolk Day

Where:              From Ebridge Millpond (NR28 9NH) to Bacton Wood Lock


Celebrate Norfolk Day 

with a cruise on a county treasure


To celebrate Norfolk Day, on Friday July 27, the North Walsham and Dilham Canal Trust is offering cruises along the county's only sailing canal with locks.

The trips, from Ebridge Millpond (NR28 9NH) to Spa Common, will include a commentary about the history and restoration of this unique Norfolk gem. 

Disembarking, passengers will be able to take a short stroll to the beautifully-restored Bacton Wood lock where there will be the rare opportunity to walk into the top end and understand how a lock is operated, and to be dwarfed by the size of the gates and chamber. 

On the return journey passengers can relax in the peace of the electrically-powered Ella II, and watch out for wildlife which could include marsh harriers, little egret, water voles and damselflies.

Ella II was launched by the trust in June, and its name commemorates The Ella, the last wherry to use the canal, in 1934.

Ella II can take up to 10 passengers and trips will run at

  •     10am
  •     noon
  •     2pm and
  •     4pm

To book (£7.50 per person) ring 07585 160 772

Our Norfolk Day event is manned by Volunteers with all funds

raised going toward the canal restoration


             Ella II - The Trust's Canal Trip Boat                                        Bacton Wood Lock at Spa Common





ON:                   Tuesday 16th OCTOBER 2018  -  10th Annual General Meeting

WHERE:           Honing Village Hall, NR28 9AB.           Click HERE for Map

INFO:                More details to follow




 Private Talks & Presentations for 2018 are:

Where *, these events are given by the Trust's Chair & EAWA's Archivist for Canal Records Ivan Cane.

If you are interested in attending any of the private talks please contact the organisers via their weblink below

Friday 7th September - Private talk to Stalham Good Fellowship Over 55's - by David Revill

Wednesday 31st October - Private talk to Great Yarmouth Probus - by Chris & Mary Black

Private Talks & Presentations for 2019 are:

*Wed 27th February 2019 - Private talk to the North Walsham PROBUS group -  by Ivan Cane


EVENTS for 2018 were:

14th July - Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Social - Canal Walk & Boat Trip - Chris & Mary Black

10th June - At Norwich Cathedral. 'Celebrating Volunteers Day' - Hosted by Chris & Mary Black

7th June - Private talk to the North Walsham Countrysiders - David Revill

2/3 June - The Trust's 6th Annual 'Open & Information' Weekend held at Ebridge Lock. NR28 9NG

24th April - Film Night at The Atrium, Nth Walsham.

18th April - Private talk to the Dereham U3A History Group - Ivan Cane

29th March - Coffee Morning at the St. Nicholas Rooms, Nth Walsham

15th February - Private talk to the Rotary Club at Crostwick - by David Revill 

EVENTS for 2017 were:

*24th November - Private talk to Broadland & Coastal Cruising Club, Salhouse.

*14th November - Private talk to 'Trunch Friends', Trunch Village Hall.

*2nd November - Private talk to the Wissey U3A, Holme Hale Pavilion.

30th October - Private talk to a local RAFA organisation - David Revill

18th October - Private talk to the Park Farm Probus - Chris and Mary Black

7th October - Film Night at Poringland Community Centre - Chris and Mary Black

25th September - Private presentation to Broadland 41 - David Revill

9th & 10th September - 2nd Annual 'Heritage Open Days' Information & Open weekend

22nd August - The Trust's 9th Annual General Meeting held at Honing Village Hall.

19th - 26th August - Waterways Recovery Group Canal Camps - Ebridge Spillway repair

12th - 19th August - Waterways Recovery Group Canal Camps - Ebridge Spillway repair

10th August - Coffee morning held at the St Nicholas Rooms, North Walsham

29th & 30th June - Trust Information Tent at the Worstead Festival, home of the Worstead Weavers

13th June - Private presentation to Buxton Womens Institute - David Revill

3rd & 4th June - The Trust's 5th 'Information' Weekend held at Ebridge Lock, NR28 9NG

*22nd April - Private talk to the East Anglian Cuising Club, Stokesby Village Hall.  NWDC 1826 - 2026

30th March - Big Sky Productions presented 2 films of the canal restoration so far, at The Atrium, Nth Walsham.

*28th March - Private talk to the Thurne Community Group, Thurne Methodist Church. NWDC 1826 - 2026

*22nd March - Private talk to the Stibbard Womens Institute. Ivan Cane - NW&DC 1826 - 2026

2nd March - Private talk to the North Walsham Historical Society  by David Revill

*11th January - Private talk to Wherry Stalham Probus.   NW&DC 1826 - 2026


2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Events have been archived and are available to view HERE



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