Wooden canal boat society asks for volunteers at Portland Basin Marina


The wooden canal boat society are looking for volunteers to help protect and look after some of the historic boats in the Portland Basin in Ashton-under-lyne. Some of the boats are over 100 years old and need maintaining and generally looking after.

People with construction and maintenance skills are always useful but anyone can help as the barges need to be cleaned regularly and looked after. 

Chris Leah who has been looking after the boats for over 20 years said " this can be anyone interested in boats, history or helping the community. Chris can be contacted on (07931 952037) or click here.