Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Updates - May 2013

Chesterfield Canal  -  A Richlow Guide
Pages 16 and 18.  Seth Ellis Trip-boat (Retford).
The trip-boat Seth Ellis (of the Chesterfield Canal Trust) now operates from the Hop Pole pub, near bridge 59.
Page 24.  Navigation Notes.  Shireoaks Marina.
Longer vessels travelling up the canal may find it easier to reverse into the basin.  The water-points are in some of the lighting columns on the visitor moorings.
Page 24.  Shireoaks.
Laura's Coffee Shop is now open near bridge 38.  (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, other than Bank Holidays).  Some may remember it as Nona's cafe, closed when Dawn Siddons moved to run the coffee shop at Hollingwood Hub (map 12).
New owner Laura Elliott was Dawn's assistant at Hollingwood Hub and has now moved to Shireoaks to run her own business.  See page 40 edit below.

Page 36.  Supplies, Retford.
Calor Gas is also available from the canalside Jewsons builders merchants, near bridge 56 in Retford.
Page 40.  Pub and Cafe List.
Changed Telephone Numbers.  The Boat Inn (bridge 66) is now 01777 703273, and they now offer accommodation.  The Hop Pole pub (bridge 59) is now 01777 704438.
The new Laura's Coffee Shop (bridge 38) at Shireoaks is 07946 042362. 

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