Formed in 1997, the Trust's aim was to promote the heritage of the Chester Canal, which runs from Chester to Nantwich and is now part of the Shropshire Union Canal system. The Trust offered a number of services including:
talks and walks for schools and groups
range of teaching and learning resources
access to heritage and archive material
a series of winter talks
In fulfilling this aim, the Trust achieved a significant amount but, unfortunately, the number of volunteers able to carry out the work and administer the charity were insufficent and it was therefore agreed at its 2018 Annual General Meeting to wind up the charity. The final report can be viewed here.
The Trust's remaining financial resources were transferred to other charities with similar aims, namely the Shropshire Union Flyboat Restoration Society and the Chester and Merseyside Branch of the Inland Waterways Association. The Trust's archives are to be transferred to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port.
Chester Canal Heritage Trust (CCHT)Chester Canal Heritage Trust (CCHT) was initially formed in November 1997, and is now registered with Companies House (company number 04360134) and with the Charities Commission (charity number 1094394)