Welcome a Chichester Canal volunteer to speak to your local interest group

Our recent Bicentennial Anniversary has encouraged many people to learn more about the history of the canal. And what better way to find out more than by welcoming one of our volunteer speakers to your group meeting.

Our speakers will deliver an illustrated presentation, typically of around 45 minutes on the history and the present-day workings of the canal, although the timing can often be tailored to suit your needs. You’ll hear about the people, the ambition and the infrastructure of the canal and why it’s such an important part of Chichester’s history. Our speakers are happy to take questions afterwards.

Feedback from recent groups has been hugely positive, for example, ‘I really enjoyed the talk as did many of the others’ (WI), ‘thank you very much for such an interesting talk today. We all enjoyed it and certainly learnt a lot about the Canal from you’ (U3A).

Our speakers are able to travel to your meeting, within a reasonable distance of Chichester, or you may prefer to bring your group (up to about 20 people) to the canal, where our speakers could deliver the presentation in our award-winning Heritage Centre.

Your visit could be combined with a cruise on one of our trip boats where our volunteers could arrange refreshments for your group, or you may like to take a walk along the towpath and finish up with tea and cake in the cafe.

Our speakers do not require travel expenses and there is not a fixed charge. However, as a small charity, we welcome any donation to the Trust your group is able to make.

To find out more, or to book a talk, please contact us at info@nullchichestercanal.com

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