Santa Claus is boat­ing to town…


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FA­THER CHRIST­MAS AR­RIVES in Retford on the Ch­ester­field Canal ( be­low) in the com­pany of as­sorted elves, chil­dren and lo­cal dig­ni­taries to launch this year’s Ch­ester­field Canal Trust fes­tive trips – but for those Scrooges who hate Christ­mas, there’s a new op­tion of a ‘Bah Hum­bug’ trip too!

Book for a trip be­tween now and Christ­mas Eve on one of the Trust’s four boats op­er­at­ing from five dif­fer­ent bases – Retford ( 07925 851569), Work­sop or Shireoaks ( 0114 360 0460), Tap­ton Lock ( Ch­ester­field) or Holling­wood ( 01629 533020). Ev­ery child on the trips gets a present; ev­ery adult gets a drink and a mince pie; the price is £ 6 per per­son and all prof­its go to sup­port the Canal Trust and its restora­tion work.

Mean­while, fol­low­ing what CCT de­scribes as “re­quests from some grumpy old men”, spe­cial 'Bah Hum­bug' cruises will op­er­ate on 12 De­cem­ber only, with no dec­o­ra­tions, no Santa and no men­tion of the C-word at all: con­tact 01629 533020 to share the grumpi­ness.

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