|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!
|Fri Mar 06 @20:00 - |
Race Night in Killamarsh
|Sat Mar 07 @10:25 - |
Walk - Kiveton and Rother Valley
|Sun Mar 08|
|Wed Mar 11 @10:00 - |
6-hour Cruise from Chesterfield
|Thu Mar 12 @19:30 - |
Chesterfield Canal Talk
|Wed Mar 18 @19:30 - |
A.G.M. at Hollingwood Hub
|Sat Mar 21|
|Sat Mar 21 @10:00 - |
Gardening get together at Hollingwood Hub
|Tue Mar 24 @19:30 - |
The Churchfitters at Hollingwood Hub
|Wed Mar 25 @19:30 - |
Python crew meeting