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.

3 July, 2 - 7pm – Thornton Lock Open Day
There will be an opportunity to inspect the newly restored lock from the inside, before the dams are removed and the lock is refilled. More details to follow.

14 July – Barn Dance

Forthcoming events – More details to follow

Contact Debbie Smith for information about events

Friday 20 Oct – Frog Racing at Melbourne Village Hall

Sunday 26 November – Annual Lunch at The Oaks Golf Club, Aughton

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

Canal & River Trust's Lottery Project Events and booking The list includes PCAS events.
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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


Spring Fete – Sunday 21 May
Bring the family to this event. Our boat trips will start at 10am this Sunday. If you would like to have a go at willow weaving, please see the Events and booking link below.

Sunday 27th November – Annual Lunch
The Annual Raffle will be drawn after the meal

17 October – Canal & River Trust's HLF Project Launch Event

Drop in information event
Pocklington Canal - A Gem in the Landscape
Thursday 17th November, 2:30pm – 7pm
Melbourne Village Hall

This event will be a drop in event for the public to find out more about the Heritage Lottery Funded project which will take place over the next three years, and meet staff from the Canal and River Trust who will be working on this project. In addition, information and updates will be available on the PCAS Restoration Project (which of course includes the current Help for Heroes project), and on the National Nature Reserve – members of PCAS and staff from Natural England have kindly agreed to attend the event.

Refreshments will be provided, and there will be activities for children.

I look forward to meeting you if I haven’t already. Please do get in touch if you have any questions,

Best wishes,

Lizzie Dealey
Pocklington Canal Project Officer
Funded through Heritage Lottery Fund


Friday 14 October – Pie & Pea Evening

Spring Bank Holiday Sunday 29 May – Canal Head Spring Fête
– Tombola
– PCAS stall
– Bric-a-brac
– Book stall
– IWA information stall
– Craft demonstrations

Thursday 21 April – PCAS Annual General Meeting
Details can be found in the Spring issue of Doube Nine.
The AGM will be followed by films and the launch of Annual Raffle.

Good Friday 25 March
Boat trips begin from Melbourne Arm and Information Centre opens at Canal Head. Come and visit us on Good Friday, Easter Sunday or Easter Monday.

Friday 26 February 2016 – Frog Race Night

Following the success of the event last October another Race Night will be held at Melbourne Village Hall, YO42 4QJ


If you can help with the running of this event, please get in touch.




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