Celebration of Bryan and Janet Ralph's 50 years at Lichfield Cruising Club

Bryan and Janet's membership actually pre-dates the current name of the Club, but they have had a boat at this site since 1963.

Over the weekend of 13 / 14 July 2013, at the height of the much awaited heat wave, a string of events was planned. Guests from other local boat clubs, Towpath Talk and RNLI were invited to join in and many camped on site for the duration.

On Saturday, a midday barbecue was organised with Sangria and a special real ale available extra to the normal bar. A 25 strong ukelele band (Go Ukulele Crazy) provided entertainment with lots of audience participation, followed by a full barbecue meal, a performance in two sessions by Chase Mist, a five piece band, followed by a fireworks display. On Sunday, members and guests enjoyed a full English breakfast, and the usual opening of the bar.

Medley of Photos

This entry was posted on 27/07/2013 by Allan Gilbert.

Trip around neighbouring Sheepwash Farm and Fisherwick Fisheries - with free strawberries & cream

After helping out a neighbouring farmer with his irrigation, the Club had the offer of a tour of his 3,000 acres plus as much strawberries and cream as we could eat. Our Commodore fixed it up for Friday evening, 26th July.

We were picked up from our gate, entertained, educated and fed, with the help of several million potatoes, acres of wheat, a herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle, poly-tunnels full of strawberries, fields of asparagus, rotating solar cells, a fishery and too many other features to remember.

Medley of Photos

This entry was posted on 27/07/2013 by Allan Gilbert.

Manchester Ship Canal trip - 13 April 2013

This entry was posted on 25/04/2013 by Allan Gilbert.

Summer Barbecue

The Club is not just about providing moorings. We pride ourselves upon organising many social events during the year which bring together the members, their guests, and visitors from other local boating clubs, to enjoy the facilities that the Club offers. On 7th July 202 when there was a brief hold in the otherwise continuous rain,  members, friends, family and visitors from Tamworth Cruising Club and Ash Tree Boating Club all got together and had a thoroughly enjoyable barbecue, as you can see :

Barbecue on Club Lawn

This entry was posted on 10/07/2012 by Allan Gilbert.

President and Kildare cruise past Lichfield Cruising Club

On their way to the Thames for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant, 'President' , the world's only steam powered narrowboat still cruising, and the butty, 'Kildare', cruise past the clubhouse at 15.45 on 22nd April 2012. A keen group of members brave the rain to cheer and wave.

President & Kildare passing LCC

This entry was posted on 22/04/2012 by Allan Gilbert.

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