AGM - Tuesday 3rd May
- This year we have a talk by Herberts Cycle shop owner Keith Spencer on developments in cycling.
- There has been a fair bit of progress in terms of path extension and improvements since the last AGM. The project manager will be giving an update on this and the next steps.
- Election of trustees.
Litter Pick – Saturday 2nd March
Saturday 2nd March at 10am to about 1pm on the old railway embankment between Clare Road and Station Road Whitstable. Supervised children are very welcome. Canterbury City Council are providing gloves, litter pickers and rubbish sacks. The meeting point will be at the Northern end of the embankment on the alley between Clare Road and Station Road, behind the water pumping station on Station Road. We hope you can join us. Please contact Matt Banbury (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
AGM - Friday 3rd May
Blean Village Hall committee room has been booked for our AGM on Friday 3rd May commencing @20.00. The 3rd of May is the anniversary of the opening of the line in 1830.
Cloisters to Oysters Bike Ride – Sunday 12th May
Sponsored charity bike ride along the Crab and Winkle - https://www.facebook.com/
Tyler Hill Tunnel Visit – Saturday 18th May
We are only allowed to take limited numbers into the tunnel so this will be on a first come first served basis with a priority to members. Please email John Burden (email@example.com) for more information and to book places.
Whitstable Harbour Day – Saturday 3rd August
We will have a stall at Harbour Day. Volunteers to help run the stall would be very welcome.
Christmas Social - Tuesday 3rd December
We are meeting in the back room of the East Kent Pub in Whitstable from 19.00. Anyone interested in the Crab and Winkle is very welcome to join us.
Thursday 3rd May 7:30pm – AGM. Blean Village Hall. The AGM is officially for members and only members can vote. However, any one interested in the Trust is welcome to attend.
Sunday 13th May - Cloisters 2 Oysters Sponsored Bike Ride. After last years very successful inaugural event, Rethink Mental Illness are organising a ride for 2018 with proceeds going to help & support for people affected by mental illness. Ride a RETURN journey, starting EITHER from The Dolphin Pub, Canterbury CT1 2AA OR from Whitstable Harbour- you choose! DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS - SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2018.For further information and application forms email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01227 760707
Saturday 19th May - Tunnel South Portal Visit. For more information please get in contact with John Burden by email: email@example.com. We have a strict limit of 20 visitors. We are offering a years membership for a small donation which will be shared between the Archbishop’s School, the Bat Group and the Trust.
Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June – Path Extension Consultation. St.Peters Hall, 154 Cromwell Road, Whitstable (Opposite Westmeads School). From 1pm to 5pm on both days. The Crab and Winkle Line Trust in partnership with Canterbury City Council will be holding an exhibition of proposals for two new bridges in Whitstable as part of the extension of the Crab and Winkle cycleway and footpath. Come along to view, ask questions and give your input on the plans.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 0769619753 or 01227 760707.
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Saturday 28th October at 10am – The Crab & Winkle Trust will be holding a clear-up of the old railway embankment in Whitstable. Your help and assistance will be greatly appreciated. Children are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult. The meeting point will be at the Northern end of the embankment on the alley between Clare Road and Station Road. Please contact Matt Banbury (email@example.com) with any questions.
Saturday 27th February - Clare Road/Station Road Embankment Clear-up. For more information see homepage or email: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com. 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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 9th May 10am – Tunnel South Portal Visit. For more information please get in contact with John Burden by email: email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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.
Saturday 26th April – UN Earth Day
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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
18th May Tunnel Visit, Canterbury
3rd August Harbour Day, Whitstable
11th June Big Wheel of Kent, Dane John, Canterbury
18th June AGM, Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable
19th June Whitstable Umbrella Funday, Tankerton Slopes
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
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