Planning Permission granted for new Mooring Basin

Lichfield Cruising Club has now been granted planning permission for the construction of a new mooring basin and dry dock facility to replace the moorings and slipway being lost due to the imminent construction of the HS2 railway line.

The line of the new HS2 passes directly through the existing Cappers Lane bridge which was rebuilt in 2006 as part of the restoration of the Lichfield (ex Wyrley & Essington) Canal. It also obliterates the existing slipway and, along with the consequent realignment of Cappers Lane, causes the loss of 12 of the Club's moorings and the associated car park. The new development, funded by HS2, will provide replacement for these facilities on a like-for-like basis. It is hoped that construction will start soon so that the moorings can be relocated before work starts on the construction of the rail line.

Plan of new mooring basin

This entry was posted on 04/03/2019 by Des Barnard.

Visit to Fisherwick Farm for a Tractor Ride

Photos from Fisherwick Farm

This entry was posted on 24/07/2015 by Allan Gilbert.

Tea Party 17 January 2015

This entry was posted on 18/01/2015 by Allan Gilbert.

Highlights of 2014

This entry was posted on 06/09/2014 by Allan Gilbert.

Huddlesford Heritage Gathering 2013

A joint weekend event with Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust

On 21 / 22 September 2013, the Huddlesford Junction site was thrown open to the public for a major festival to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the formation of the L&HCRT trust.

Photo Medley

A selection of Doug Swain's pictures from the weekend.

Photo Medley

A selection of Bob Smythe's photographs of the heritage boats taken over the weekend event.

This entry was posted on 19/09/2013 by Allan Gilbert.