image for Talk item typeThe Work of the Canal and River Trust at Wakefield Town Hall

Talk, Thu 18 Oct 2018, free entry

Kingswood Suite, Wakefield Town Hall

Kingswood Suite, Wakefield Town Hall

Kingswood Suite, Wakefield Town Hall


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The Canal and River Trust was established as a registered charity in July 2012 when all British Waterways’ assets, liabilities and responsibilities in England and Wales were transferred to the new body.

At the same time the Canal & River Trust merged with the England and Wales operations of The Waterways Trust, a charity previously affiliated to British Waterways. The new trust now has responsibility for managing over 2,000 miles of inland waterway which include 2,980 bridges, 1,580 locks and 335 aqueducts.

Wakefield Civic Society are delighted to welcome Ruth Garratt, Heritage Adviser from the Trust covering Yorkshire, North East and Midlands to talk about her work and the work of the Trust.

Ruth’s talk will reveal some of the stories behind the heritage assets that the trust inherited and will explain what the trust is doing to manage the waterways under its control to preserve them for the future and to make sure that they remain accessible to the public.

Doors Open at 7.00 pm for a 7.30 pm start. Free event open to all.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsTelephone (public)Welcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 18 Oct 2018 19:00


Free entry



See location of Wakefield Town Hall on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 330209  Lat: 53.68351 Long: -1.50182

By Road:
Follow signs to the city centre from junction 40 of M1
Parking available on street with charge plus a number of car parks within minutes walk.
By Public Transport:
Nearest train station: Wakefield Westgate (3 mins walk)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (3 minutes walk)


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality