26th January 2013
The Inland Waterways Association (Chester and District Branch) is pleased to advise that the official unveiling of the ‘Maureen Shaw Panel’ will take place on Saturday 23rd March at 2.00 pm at the Wardle Lock, Middlewich and we would like to invite friends of Maureen to attend. Many boaters who have passed through Wardle Lock will have fond memories of Maureen acting as unofficial lock keeper. She was always willing to help you through but woe betide anyone who ‘abused her lock’!
Fiona Bruce, MP for Congleton, who is the current holder of IWA’s ‘Parliamentarian of the Year’ award for her work in supporting the waterways will be in attendance and Sharron Underwood, Maureen’s daughter, is flying in from Thailand to do the actual unveiling.
We hope to have tea and light refreshments available.
This will not be a day for grieving but to celebrate the working boat people and their lives and particularly Maureen’s. Therefore, anyone coming in ’working boat’ dress would add to the occasion.
Please make a note of the date and we look forward to seeing you if you can make it.
IWA Chester and District Branch