|Guests from Pakistan experience the Chessie|
25th February 2013
A group of teachers and education officials from Haripur in Pakistan came for a trip on the John Varley today. They were interested in the industrial history of the area, so they had visited Chesterfield Museum in the morning.
They were very interested in the canal and especially how locks work. Apparently there are hundreds of miles of canals in Haripur, but they are all underground, to stop evaporation, and are used for irrigation, not boating.
Today's outing was organised by Hollingwood Primary School. The other Chesterfield schools involved in the week-long visit are Grassmoor Primary School and Springwell Community College. They are linked with the schools from Haripur for three years, through a British Council project called Connecting Classrooms.
Those attending were
Inside the JV.
Getting off at Tapton Lock. Thanks very much to the loyal crew of Des, Ron and Dave for taking us.
We then went to Barrow Hill Roundhouse where the fire in the Mess Room was very popular!
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|Wed Oct 07 @10:00 - |
6-hour Cruise from Chesterfield
|Thu Oct 08 @19:30 - |
Dawn Rose Project meeting
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|Sun Oct 11|
|Sun Oct 11|
|Mon Oct 12 @18:00 - |
Lock Keeper's Table Cruise from Chesterfield
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|Fri Oct 23 @10:00 - |