NEWS FROM THE CANALSIDE PROJECT
Grand Opening Day, Saturday 24th June 2017 from 10.30am to 5pm
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! SITE CLEARANCE HELP NEEDED!!
Dear Canalside Heritage Centre Supporter,
We are moving ever closer to starting the exciting job of renovating the lock cottages and in order to get the area ready for this we need your help on site.
Volunteers are needed to assist with the following jobs:
- General cleaning and clearing
- Removing the pebble dash from the outside walls
- Reclaiming and cleaning the bricks from the old wall that collapsed a couple of years ago
- Removal of internal plaster to museum cottage
- Cleaning the existing floor.
High visibility clothing and hard hats will be supplied as well as tools but you will need good sturdy footwear. If you have your own hard hats and high viz clothing please bring along on the day.
What to do if you are Interested
Please e-mail or call our Chair Stewart Craven and let him know if you are available to help on a weekday, at weekends or both. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Tel: 07973 331518
The Beeston Cut is a small but important link between the Nottingham Canal and the River Trent, with a rich history and place in the hearts of the local community.
The disused cottages adjacent to the lock house are important and are among the most historic buildings on the canal, and a groundswell of interest has emerged to see them returned to their former glory for the benefit of the community.
The trust has now been successful in obtaining the full funding required in order to start the project, which will include:
- Heritage Museum and Exhibition Gallery
- Resource Centre for use by schools and community groups
- Community Café with space for outside tables
- Cycle Hire facilities
- Allotments for schools to grow their own produce
It is anticipated that the proposed Heritage Centre will attract, inform and educate current and future generations about the historical significance of this very unique and beautiful region.