Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) takes place on 27th January each year and is the day for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi persecution, and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. Read more

International Men's Day 2022

Saturday 19th November is International Men’s Day. This is an opportunity for people everywhere to appreciate and celebrate the men in their lives and the contribution they make to society for the greater good of all. Read more

Autumn and Winter in the Canalside Garden

An update from our volunteers on what they'll be doing to in the garden during the autumn and winter months, including some tips for your own garden! Read more

Spring in the Canalside Garden

An update from our gardening volunteers on what's happening this spring in the beautiful garden at the Canalside Heritage Centre. Read more

Heritage Centre Back Open As Usual

The Heritage Centre is now back open as usual after having to temporarily close. Read more

Canalside Christmas Raffle Bonanza

The draw for our Canalside Christmas Raffle Bonanza has taken place. Read on to see if you're one of the lucky 20 prize winners! Read more

Patchwork in a Pandemic

Found out how our Patchwork Group kept going during the pandemic and supported each other through difficult times with this traditional craft. Read more

Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions - 19th July

Everything you need to know when visiting us from the 19th July onwards. Read more

CHC Garden Re-opens

Our community garden re-opens to visitors from 12th April. Read on to find out more about the changes at the Heritage Centre as COVID 19 restrictions ease. Read more

Visiting During the National Lockdown

All the information you need for visiting the Canalside Heritage Centre, including opening times and guidelines for staying safe during your visit. Read more

Museum Shop Sunday

Join us on the online shop and support local this Sunday 29th November! Read more

Canalside Hampers back for 2020!

Our Canalside Hampers are ready to order now, for collection from the Heritage Centre. Click & Collect only. Read more

Canalside Online Shop

You can now purchase local goodies from our online shop! Click & Collect or Delivery available. Read more

CHC to re-open for takeaway service

The Canalside Heritage Centre will re-open on Friday 19th June for a takeaway service. Read more

World War Two and the 'Idle Women'

To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we spoke with local historian Jill Oakland about the little-known story of the efforts of the Inland Waterway women or 'Idle Women' who volunteered to operate canal boats carrying vital goods and supplies during the Second World War. Read more

Walking the Waterways Exhibition

An exhibition which looked at the natural heritage of our magical waterways and their restorative powers. Read more

Awards Success

We celebrated success at the Regional Heritage Awards, picking up two prizes for our work this year! Read more