Events

2017 Events

Saturday 20th May - Tunnel South Portal Visit.

Saturday 5th August - Harbour Day. Please visit our stall and have a chat about the history, current use and future plans for the Crab and Winkle line.
http://www.whitstableharbourday.co.uk/

Sunday 27th August - SERC Rethink ‘Cloisters to Oysters’ Bicycle ride. All too often the stresses and strains of life impact on our well-being, sometimes we need to chill out and take an opportunity to reflect or to simply enjoy just have a relaxing time with family and friends; hopefully having personally experienced the support from Rethink as a member; the cycle ride along the historic Crab and Winkle line with its beautiful and tranquil surroundings will provide others with an enjoyable quality of life experience and also provide an opportunity for participants to help others less fortunate and to raise awareness of available support. For Application Forms and Information Pack Email: paulmarsh9999@gmail.com, Phone: 0769619753 or 01227 760707.

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2016 Events

Saturday 27th February - Clare Road/Station Road Embankment Clear-up.  For more information see homepage or email: matt@crabandwinkle.org

Tuesday 3rd May - 186th Anniversary.  Trustees will be on the Crab and Winkle Way by Blean Church, please say hello if you are passing.

Saturday 7th May - Tunnel South Portal Visit. For more information please get in contact with John Burden by email: johnb@crabandwinkle.org.  We have a strict limit of 20 visitors.  We ask for a £5 donation which we split between the Bat Group the Archbishops school and the Trust.  This year we are offering free entry to the first 10 people who join the Crab and Winkle Line Trust.  Sign up here: http://crabandwinkle.org/?page_id=248

Thursday 2nd June 7:30pm – AGM at St Peter’s Methodist Church, Canterbury.  All welcome.  Guest speaker Velia Coffey – Deputy Chief Executive of CCC.

Saturday 20th August – Harbour Day. Please visit our stall and have a chat about the history, current use and future plans for the Crab and Winkle line
http://www.whitstableharbourday.co.uk/

2015 Events

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March – Beverley Farm Arch conservation work
The Crab and Winkle Trust, in co-operation with Canterbury City Council will be carrying out some conservation work at the historic grade 2 listed pedestrian arch which runs through the embankment in Beverley Meadow, Canterbury.  For more information please get in contact with John Burden by email: johnb@crabandwinkle.org

Saturday 9th May 10am – Tunnel South Portal Visit. For more information please get in contact with John Burden by email: johnb@crabandwinkle.org.  We have a strict limit of 20 visitors.  We ask for a £5 donation which we split between the Bat Group the Archbishops school and the Trust.  This year we are offering free entry to the first 10 people who join the Crab and Winkle Line Trust.  Sign up here: http://crabandwinkle.org/?page_id=248

Sunday 14th June – We will be attending Whitstable Fun Day at Tankerton Slopes.

Friday 19th June 7:30pm - AGM – Tyler Hill Memorial Hall. The AGM is officially for members and only members can vote and ask questions. However, any one interested in the Trust is welcome to attend.
Guest Speaker: Peter Vickery-Jones

Saturday 15th August - Whitstable Harbour Day – 11:00 to 16:30
Please visit our stall and have a chat about the history, current use and future plans for the Crab and Winkle line
http://www.whitstableharbourday.co.uk/

Sunday 13th September – Heritage Weekend Walk, from the North portal to the Winding Pond via Blean Church.  At the winding pond there will be some stalls and activities for children – see below.  The walk is organised in association with English Heritage as part of Heritage Open Days.  The route will include some steps and steep inclines which may be difficult for some people.  For more information, or just to let us know you will be coming email William on william@crabandwinkle.org.

Sunday 13th September – Winding Pond Anniversary Event, Along with Sustrans, Spokes East Kent Cycle Campaign and The Abbots Mill Project we are hosting an event at the winding pond.  There will be a number of stalls and events for children.  We are organising cycle rides from Canterbury and Whitstable.  There will also be a walk from Canterbury – see above.  More details to be announced prior to the date.

Sunday 6th December -  Swale Footpaths Group are running a linear walk of about 8 miles from Whitstable to Canterbury. Its theme will be will be the old “Crab and Winkle” railway.  They will meet at 10.15 a.m. on the south side of Whitstable Railway Station (CT5 1RD. Map Reference 113664) and will first go down to the Harbour before walking to Canterbury along, as far as possible, the line followed by the railway, though clearly it will not be possible to follow it exactly.  They aim to reach Canterbury between 3 and 4 p.m. and return to Whitstable by bus. Participants should wear walking boots, or other strong footwear, and bring warm, waterproof clothes and a drink and a picnic. We will stop at the winding wheel pond, where there are seats, for an open air lunch. Please no dogs. All railway and history enthusiasts are welcome.  Any questions please contact swalefpg@yahoo.co.uk.

Wednesday 9th December - Christmas Drinks – Please join us from 7pm onwards at the Peter Cushing in Whitstable.  It will be an informal gathering, open to all.  Please do come along and chat about the line, its history, present or future uses, any ideas you may have or perhaps you would like to find out more about the trust.

2014 Events

Saturday 26th April – UN Earth Day
http://www.una.org.uk/events/una-canterbury-planet-versus-profit-un-earth-day-canterbury

Saturday 3rd May –  Clear-up of the embankment between at Station Road and Clare Road in Whitstable.  The 3rd of May is the anniversary of the Crab and Winkle line’s opening.  We had a very successful clear up last year where we removed a huge amount of rubbish.  This year we are asking for volunteers to join us. If you would like more info email Matt: matt@crabandwinkle.org.

Saturday 17th May - Clear-up in the south portal of the Tyler Hill tunnel.  If you are interested in helping then this is a unique opportunity to see inside the tunnel portal which is on private land and not usually accessible.  If you would like more info email John: johnb@crabandwinkle.org.

Friday 23rd May - AGM – Blean Village Hall – 8pm
All members are invited to our Annual General Meeting

Saturday 9th August – Whitstable Harbour Day – 11:00 to 16:30
Please visit our stall and have a chat about the history, current use and future plans for the Crab and Winkle line
http://www.whitstableharbourday.co.uk/

Sunday 14th September - Walk the Line – 10:00 to 12:00
We are meeting at Canterbury West station at 10am for a leisurely 2 hour walk to the Tyler Hill tunnel north portal on a route which is as close to the original path of the line as possible.  The walk is organised in association with English Heritage as part of Heritage Open Days.  The route will include some steps and steep inclines which may be difficult for some people.  For more information, or just to let us know you will be coming email William on william@crabandwinkle.org.

Sunday 21st September – Peoples Climate March
As part of the global peoples climate march a group will be cycling from Canterbury to Whitstable along the Crab and Winkle Way.  If you would like to join in please turn up at Westgate Towers for a 2pm departure.  Or if you would like to meet at the Winding Pond they will be passing at 2:45pm.  The ride will pass through Whitstable High Street at around 3:30pm.

More information:
http://act.350.org/event/peoples_climate_attend/9309
https://www.facebook.com/events/358721084284963/

Tuesday 2nd December – Christmas Social
Peter Cushing Pub in Whitstable from 7:30.
Trustees, members and non-members are all welcome for an informal evening.

 

2013 Events

18th May Tunnel Visit, Canterbury

3rd August Harbour Day, Whitstable

 

2011 Events

11th June Big Wheel of Kent, Dane John, Canterbury

18th June AGM, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable

19th June Whitstable Umbrella Funday, Tankerton Slopes

 

2010 Events

12 March 12-5pm and 13 March 9am-1pm Plans for two ‘Crab and Winkle’ bridges to be unveiled at The Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable

1st May Tunnel Visit for members only, contact us for more details

3rd May **180th Anniversary celebration** at the Winding Pond

13th June SPOKES Big Wheel of Kent Ride, Dane John, Canterbury

20th June Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre Fun Day at the Tankerton Slopes

26th June Whitstable Castle Grand Opening Ceremony

24th July Whitstable Oyster Festival, stall at the Harbour

14th August Whitstable Harbour Day

12th Sept Heritage Open Day at the Goods Shed, Canterbury

 

2009 Events

21st June Whitstable Umbrella Community Centre Fun Day, Tankerton Slopes

18th July Whitstable Oyster Festival with C&W Stall

22nd August Harbour Day with C&W Stall

13th September Heritage Open Day, Goods Shed, Canterbury