A warm bonfire and good company at the ELWY Bonfire night (well nearly) gathering Saturday 3rd November. Steve did a sterling job as bonfire captain as ever!

A warm fire an good company - Bonfire Bash 3rd November

posted Feb 17, 2019, 9:45 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 9:50 AM ]

A warm fire and good company for the £rd November Bonfire bash at ELWY - with Steve doing a grand job as ever as 'captain' of the bonfire!


posted Feb 17, 2019, 9:30 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 9:42 AM ]

Burns Night a great success 26th January

posted Feb 17, 2019, 9:27 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Feb 17, 2019, 9:40 AM ]

A beautifully cooked traditional dinner with the "Address to a Haggis" read by George made it all very solemn! Haggis, tatties, neeps and whisky sauce ably prepared by Angela, Sharon and Gill. Then we had a very convivial evening!!

Meticulous job done at the October work party!

posted Oct 23, 2018, 9:52 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 10:34 AM ]

Many thanks to all who helped over the weekend at the work party. We had a terrific turnout with 25 people on Saturday and 15 on Sunday. All the planned jobs were completed and one or two besides. Just look at the before and after pictures of Greg's meticulous work!! And a jolly good lunch too!

Successful charity event September

posted Oct 11, 2018, 5:07 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Oct 11, 2018, 5:09 AM ]

A pleasant fundraiser for Macmillan Cancer - coffee morning at the boat club Sunday 30th September. twenty-odd people visited and raised £115. Lovely cakes and coffee! 

June Work Party

posted Aug 28, 2018, 7:19 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Aug 29, 2018, 4:37 AM ]

Hard work at the work party on 23rd and 24th June saw lot's of tidying up and fettling over the weekend! The Clubhouse was given a good clean and looks much nicer with the hanging baskets giving a smashing finishing touch. And lot's of weeding, grass cutting and filling potholes on the driveway keep the place looking smart. All followed by a good lunch on Saturday and a Jacob's Join on Sunday! Two nice days together!!

A great time at the Skipton Waterways Festival!

posted May 25, 2018, 6:56 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated May 25, 2018, 7:03 AM ]

Several boats participated in the Skipton Waterways Festival over the Spring bank holiday weekend and we were joined by yet more members for the social events and Illuminated Cruise. And a good time was had by all!

A new gate for the CLUB

posted Apr 24, 2018, 9:26 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 24, 2018, 9:27 AM ]

A very successful April work party on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April saw the replacement of the gate into the club site.  The old gate was literally falling to pieces so a new galvanised gate has been hung thanks to the engineering and welding skills of our members!

Harry and Wilma Belshaw in "Clogs & Gansey"

posted Apr 15, 2018, 10:49 AM by Alison O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 11:26 AM ]

In the latest issue of Cloggs & Gansey, the Newsletter of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society, there is a lovely tribute to Harry and Wilma Belshaw.

Long term ELWY members - their boat, Althea, is moored at the end of the grass, next to NB JUNE.

I have attached the relevant pages of Cloggs & Gansey for ELWY members to see.

Harry Belshaw is our living connection with the working boats of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, a treasure house of knowledge and skill, about the canal and how to work the canal.  A few years ago, during a year of water shortages, my boat was marooned down on the Bridgewater Canal, because the Wigan Flight was closed.  Then, suddenly the Wigan Flight was opened - but I was singlehanded. 

Harry was one of the club members who came out to help me.  I was steering the boat.  About a quarter of the way up the Wigan Flight Harry paused his lock tending, came back to speak to me.  He said, You're a bit slow, aren't you?

Sorry, Harry, I said.

Patrick O'Sullivan

Click on the link below for the article

Check Out Our Logo

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Patrick O'Sullivan   [ updated Apr 15, 2018, 10:02 AM by Alison O'Sullivan ]

The ELWY logo in use for many years can be seen here!!

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