Notts Wildlife Trust Retford Group

by | 7 February 2018 | Group meeting, Wildlife

The November meeting of the Notts Wildlife Trust’s Retford Group features an illustrated talk entitled ‘Wildlife of the Chesterfield Canal’ on Thursday 9th November at 7.30pm.

The speaker, John Lower, has been involved with the canal’s restoration and has boated on the Chesterfield Canal, which flows right through the centre of Retford, since the early 1980s. This ignited a passion for wildlife photography.
His illustrated talk will take the audience on a 46-mile journey from West Stockwith to Chesterfield showing the many birds and other wildlife that frequent this once highly important industrial transport route. John will also touch on the history of the canal, opened in 1777, when it was revered for its engineering feat, its fall into disuse, its recent restoration into an artery for wildlife and leisure and the work of the Chesterfield Canal Trust.

This talk takes place at the Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre, Great North Road, Retford DN22 6SG. Everyone is welcome. The fee is £2.50 which includes light refreshments and there will be a raffle in aid of group funds.
For further information or if you would like to be added to the Retford group’s email list, contact Jan Williamson at or call 01777 709974.