Saturday, July 09, 2016
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
21st - 23rd: Hurleston to New Marton
28th - 1st Oct: New Marton toTrevor /Llangollen
Please note the above schedules are our plan, but this is subject to change due to weather, traffic,customer volumes, good pubs,stoppages or other factors outside our control. During the Autumn & Winter months, at times we struggle to stock sufficient fuels tomeet ad-hoc demand, so to ensure a delivery please pre-order with a text or call, for ALTON (Macclesfield & Peak Forest) use 07791 345004, for Halsall (Four Counties Ring, Shroppie, T&M and Weaver) use 07491 149149 and for Mountbatten (Llangollen Canal) use 07756 170860.
Cheers from the Renaissance Team,
Brian, Ann Marie, Martin, Hannah & Jon
Saturday, November 22, 2014
This weekend 22nd/ 23rd Nov we're running from Oakgrove (Br 49 of the Macc), through to Whaley Bridge & Bugsworth, then back over Mon/Tues.
Then Wed 26th to Fri 28th Nov we'll be delivering from Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) to Acton Bridge on the T&M via Congleton, Kidsgrove & Middlewich.
Sat 29th Nov to Mon 1st Dec:- Acton Bridge to Ellesmere Port via Middlewich, Nantwich & Chester.
Mon 1st to Thurs 4th Dec:- Ellesmere Port to Oakgrove ( Br49 Macc) via Chester, Barbridge, Middlewich, Kidsgrove & Congleton.
Sat 6th Dec to Tues 9th Dec:- Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) to Whaley Br & Bugsworth & return.
Please note the above schedule is our plan, but is subject to change due to weather, traffic, customer volumes, good pubs or other factors outside our control. During the winter months, at times we struggle to stock sufficient fuels to meet ad-hoc demand, so to ensure a delivery please pre-order with a text or call to us on 07791345004.
Cheers, Brian & Ann Marie
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Our main event last month was attending the Ellesmere Port Boat Museums Easter Gathering. Ourselves & Alton have been supporting this event for the past 20 years (not always together) & it's one of our favourite events. The weather was fairly good & it was wonderful to catch up with family & old friends over a tea & hot cross buns or a pint or two in the Rolt Centre. On Easter Sunday we had a busy time making deliveries to many of the visiting boats at the Port, it's become something of a tradition for Alton's previous owner George Boyle to take the tiller & give Ann Marie the day off, it was great to see him skillfully manoeuvre Alton into all sorts of nooks & crannies around the Port.
Before heading back to the Macc, we returned via the River Weaver, its so lovely to get some deep water under the boat & we were treated to the Wonderful sight of Joel (powered by a Kelvin Paraffin engine) passing us near Barton, closely followed by Stamford, Severn, & Kenilworth all having returned from the Port via the Manchester Ship Canal. We had a good run up & down the river with deliveries down to Dutton & back up as far as Vale Royal.
After another hectic month, we've still not kept to our New Years resolution of taking a few days off, so the first weekend in May we decided to take a busman's holiday & joined the Carter Family & friends for their annual Dingy Dawdle on the River Weaver. It was just what we needed to let our hair down, simply messing about on the river. We had a great chilled out day, exploring parts of the river we could never reach on a narrowboat whilst soaking up the sun. We had a hoot & after a successful rescue of an outboard engine from the bottom of the river, the day was topped off with a barbecue & a good old natter around the fire, we do like the simple things in life. A huge thank you to the Carter Family for arranging a great day.
So far in May we've been trying to get on top of some much needed cleaning & maintenance on the boats without much success, we're also been kept very busy with fendermaking orders, so it's been a bit of a case of trying to make hay whilst the sun shines.
This month we're looking forward to attending Bollington Festival & Etruria Canal Festival, our May/June schedule is as follows:-
Thurs 8th: Road deliveries to Cheshire Run inc Congleton, Kidsgrove, Middlewich, Nantwich, Ellesmere Port, Northwich & River Weaver in addition Stoke, Stone and Audlem
Sat 10th - Sun 11th: Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) to Whaley Bridge via Macclesfield, Poynton & Marple
Mon 12th: Return Whaley Bridge to Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) via Marple, Poynton & Macclesfield
Thurs 22nd: Road deliveries to Cheshire Run inc. Congleton, Kidsgrove, Middlewich, Nantwich, Ellesmere Port, Northwich & River Weaver in addition Stoke, Stone and Audlem
Fri 23rd:- Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) to Bollington
Sat 24th - Attending Bollington Festival
Sun 25th - Mon 26th: Bollington to Whaley Bridge via Macclesfield, Poynton & Marple
Tues 27th: Return Whaley Bridge to Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) via Marple, Poynton & Macclesfield
Wed 28th: Road deliveries to Hyde, Ashton under Lyne & Manchester
Thurs 29th - Fri 30th: Oakgrove to Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent
Sat 31st - Sun 1st June: Attending Etruria Canal Festival
Fri 6th - Sat 7th: Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) to Whaley Bridge via Macclesfield, Poynton & Marple
Sun 8th: Return Whaley Bridge to Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) via Marple, Poynton & Macclesfield
Mon 9th - Thurs 12th: Oakgrove to Ellesmere Port via Congleton. Kidsgrove, Middlewich and Nantwich
Thurs 12th - Fri 13th Ellesmere port to Middlewich
Sat 14th - Sun 15th: Attending Middlewich Boat and Folk Festival
Sun 15th - Tues 17th: Middlewich to River Weaver & Preston Brook.
Wed 18th - Thurs 19th: Preston Brook to Oakgrove (br 49) Macc via Middlewich and Congleton
Fri 20th- Sun 22nd: Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) to Whaley Bridge via Macclesfield, Poynton & Marple
Mon 23rd: Return Whaley Bridge to Oakgrove (Br49 Macc) via Marple, Poynton & Macclesfield
Wed 25th: Road deliveries to Whaley Bridge, Hyde, Ashton under Lyne & Manchester
Please note this is our planned schedule, which may be subject to change due to traffic, customer volume, stoppages & weather. If you require supplies, to ensure delivery please text or call us on 07791345004.
Cheers, Brian & Ann Marie
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