Who we are:

The Friends is an entirely voluntary organisation managed by our Trustees.  The image shows some of our Trustees: Hugh Dalzell (Secretary), Val Whitcombe (Bridgwater & Taunton canal),  Robert Hodgson (Chair) Chris Whicombe (Maunsell Tea Room) and Trevor White (Treasurer) as well as Friends David Slack & Andy Grace. The Trustees are all passionate about canals in general and the Grand Western in particular.  If you share our passion, please click one of the photos below for a membership form and join the growing number of GW enthusiasts.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Full membership

Full members will receive a quarterly newsletter through the post, a welcome at work party days and our other events and are eligible to elect the committee of the Friends group. We have a range of rates according to your circumstances:

* Individual £10 or family all at the same address for just £15;

* Concessionary family rate for retired £10

* Corporate rate £25

Electronic members

We appreciate that many of you don't want the commitment of full membership but would like to keep up to date with news and events, come along to the occasional coffee morning, report moments of excitement in the Country Park or whatever. For just £5 we'll add you to our electronic mailing list and you will get the newsletters and other stuff by email. You might also like to interact through the Facebook group 'GRAND WESTERN CANAL' for up-to-the-minute news and concerns.

Friends of the Grand Western Canal

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