Contact Debbie Smith for information about events

PCAS EVENTS 2019 – Dates for your diary

Boat Trips from Melbourne
Our season started with short trips on the 7 April and we will be running trips each Sunday and Bank Holiday, from noon to about 4.15. More information

At Easter we will be be running short trips on Good Friday (19 April), Easter Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday.
The boat can be booked for longer trips on any day except Sundays and Bank Holidays.

There will also be an Easter Trail and Canal Exhibition at Melbourne Arm over the Easter weekend.

Wednesday 24 April – PCAS AGM
Melbourne Village Hall at 7pm. The AGM will be followed by an illustrated talk.

Saturday 18 May – PCAS 50th Anniversary Dinner
The Oaks Golf Club & Spa, Aughton. There is a menu in the magazine, Double Nine

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May – Pocklington Canal Exhibition
Melbourne Village Hall

Sunday 26 May – Canal Open Day – Melbourne Arm, Pocklington Canal
11am to 4pm Free entry

Friday 19 July – Antiques and Valuation Evening with Caroline Hawley
Full details



13-15 September – Boat Rally at Melbourne
Evening barbecue and exhibition Booking form

Sunday 24 November – Annual Lunch


IWA East Yorkshire Branch events
PCAS members may be interested in social events organised by the East Yorkshire Branch of the Inland Waterways Association. Some of the IWA branch Committee are PCAS members, so you will be made welcome. IWA East Yorkshire Branch events


Sunday 17 February – National Bird Box Making Days
Melbourne Arm, Pocklington Canal
Make your own bird box. Take home (£5) or choose a place at Melbourne Arm (free).

Sunday 25 NovemberAnnual Lunch
Booking form in the recent issue of Double Nine
Contact Debbie Smith to book

26 September – Mikron Theatre at Canal Head


2015 marked the 200th anniversary of the Act of Parliament that led to the building of the canal and 2018 is the bicentenary of the opening of the canal. Restoration of the length between Melbourne and Bielby is under way and PCAS is very busy with fundraising. The Canal & River Trust is offering a variety of events in 2018 as part of its Lottery-funded project, some jointly with PCAS. Here is a printable version of the Events Guide.


Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July 2018 – Bicentenary Festival with Boat Rally at Melbourne

Application form for boaters

27 July 2018 – Barn Dance


Sunday 20 May 2018 – Heritage Open Day at Melbourne


16 February 2018 – Pie & Pea Supper




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