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New Members Event July 2019

On the evening of Friday 5th April The Merseyside and N Wales I.Mech.E. region hosted our annual event to welcome new members. We define “New Members” as those you have achieved Incorporated, Chartered or Fellow status. The idea is for us (the committee) to meet the New Members along with their families and to celebrate their achievement. Certificates are presented.

The Anderton Boat lift is a true marvel of British Engineering. Built in 1875 in order to link the Weaver Navigation to the inland waterway system via the North Staffordshire Canal. The more conventional solution of using a lock system was rendered impractical due to space constraints and the amount of water that would have been lost. The lift was closed in 1982 due to extensive corrosion, at which point a movement to restore it was started. The restoration started during 2000 and benefited from National Lottery funding. The lift was reopened during 2002.

Our evening started with a welcome drink in a marque by the river Weaver. The adjacent play area was enjoyed by several of the children who joined us. We then walked to the top of the lift where we boarded a boat for a trip down the lift. An excellent commentary was provided by the crew explaining the history of the lift and its current operation. They were able to answer all of the technical questions that the Local I.Mech.E. could throw at them – a most impressive achievement.

After the boat trip we enjoyed a barbeque, the weather was kind and the food much enjoyed. Presentation of certificates followed. A bar was provided so there was amble opportunity for the New Members and committee members to meet and mingle.

Overall a most enjoyable evening at an excellent venue

Thanks to all of the Staff at the Anderton Boat Lift and especially to Rachel Lindon for her excellent organisation.

John Pollard

Regional Chairman



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