The Tuesday Night Club Official Web Site

Welcome to the Tuesday Night Club Official Web Site.

TNC On Tour Canal Trip Reports - click here

Ocean Princess Scottish Tour - click here

The TNC is a Gentleman's Social and Drinking Club which was formed in Ickenham, Middlesex, in 1980 by the surviving members of the Every Night Of The Week Club (E NOT W). This followed the marriage of a number of the previous and current members to their present (or former) wives. Female members are now allowed, as long as they elect to be "Gentlemen".
The object of the Club is to maintain the tradition of holding Tuesday Nights sacrosanct in order to attend local hostelries with the aim of assessing the quality of various real ales. Occasionally, if a quorum dictates, Tuesday Night is moved to another weekday!
Regular events in the Tuesday Night Club On Tour calendar now include cruising on the waterways of Britain, Ireland and some continental waterways in Holland and France. Also included are some cruise ship trips involving the Suez, Panama and Kiel Canals.
This site will detail the varied past and future cruises of T.N.C. On Tour. Of particular interest to canal enthusiasts will be the emphasis placed on little used or hard to reach navigations.
The "Earnest" and "Beatty" pages detail the new and old flagship narrowboats of T.N.C. On Tour. The "Earnest" page is particularly detailed and shows an R&D Fabrications fully fitted narrowboat being constructed from baseplate to being launched. There is also a fair bit of discussion about the specification for "Earnest".
The Maurice A build and trialling pages detail the build of the 15m TNC / Branson designed barge Maurice A, at Riversdale in Ireland.
The Canal Restoration pages detail in images various walks along the Rochdale Canal before final restoration. Images of Frankton locks at the top of the Mont over the years. Images of the top of the Newport Branch of Shroppie in 1972. Views of Woodham and Deepcut locks of Basingstoke being restored in 1980's.

Wot's Nu!

Baltic Cruise on P&O MS Adonia, August 2013. Copenhagen, Saaremaa Island, Tallinn, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Visby (Gotland), Kalmar, Rugen and Kiel Canal.

Friesland, Holland in Final Fling May / June 2006. A trip with John and Prills Wheatcroft in their barge Final Fling.
Deventer to Heerenveen including a large percentage of the Friesland waterways.

Barge Maurice A Ireland, July August 2013 with the Kitchings. River Shannon to Killaloe, Scarriff, Woodford River off from Rossmore, River Suck to Ballinasloe, Lecarrow Canal, Barley Harbour, Carnadoe Backwaters, Lough Allen Canal and Lough Allen.

Tour 2013 up to date - Ireland - Barge Maurice A, March. NB Earnest to Ashby Canal via Caldon and Huddersfield Narrow Canal. Coventry Canal to Coventry Basin and Cathedral visit. Charity Dock dummy display.

Pipsqueak stove installed into NB Earnest

Canoeing - Cricklade to Lechlade

Barge Maurice A - Build and trialing

Trip up the River Sarthe, in France, with David Long on NB Falcon.

Tour 2010 aboard John Wheatcroft's barge Final Fling. Douai to Compiegne, inc Somme Canal to Abbeville, via Canal de la Sensee. Canal du Nord, Canal Lateral a L'Oise, River Oise. Cambrai, via River Oise, Canal Lateral a L'Oise, Canal de St Quentin. Cambrai to Arras, via Escaut Canal, Canal de la Sensee, Scarpe Superiere. Arras to Douai, via Scarpe Superiere and Canal de la Sensee.

Tour 2009 MS Nautica cruise from Hong Kong to Piraeus, including Vietnam, Thailand for Koh Samui and Phuket, Singapore, Kula Lumpur, Mangalore, Goa, Mumbai, Oman, Jordan for Petra, Safaga for Luxor, Sharm El Sheikh for Sinai, Suez Canal Transit and Port Said for Giza.

Tour 2008 - Highlights include two trips down the Barrow and River Nore to Inistioge.
River Suck. Boyle River and Lough Key. Rossmore and the Woodford River.
TWO trips up the Milltown Feeder and beside Pollardstown Fen.
Lower Lough Erne to Kesh River. Naas Easter Rally and trip to Corbally in small boats.
Lower Bann Navigation photo study. Ulster Canal, start of photo study. Boyne Navigation, trip of restored lower canal and Sea Lock works.
Royal Restoration page updated.

Panama Canal aboard P&O MV Arcadia

UPDATE - The last stages of the Royal Canal restoration
Shannon end, Richmond Harbour to Abbeyshrule and Dublin end. See in Tour 2007.

TNC ON TOUR, Autumn 2007 - Including Our first trip up the Milltown Feeder, beside Pollardstown Fen to the south.

TNC ON TOUR (IRELAND) The main month and a bit main summer 2007 tour.
Just about all of the connected Irish waterways! 

TNC On Tour (Ireland) First two week bash in April 2007
Includes Lough Allen and trip down to Dublin

Tidal Thames Creeks and Docks - the TNC On Tour Grand Finale!

July 2006 Ireland trip on Brian Goggin's barge Knocknagow
Lough Erne, Shannon - Erne Waterway, Lough Key. Heritage Boat Gathering at Jamestown.
Car trip to see Ulster Canal, Laggan Navigation, Coalisland Canal and Lough Allen Canal.

"Lost" pictures of the last days of the derelict Bentley Canal on the BCN.

Highlights of the 2005 Tour are now uploaded. All Witham Navigable Drains, The River Severn above Stourport, The River Trent in Nottingham back up to Clifton Bridge. Getting stuck on Normanton Sunken Island in the Tidal River Trent. Bugsworth Basins. The new Froghall Basin and lock. Wendover Arm extension.


Diving Tug
Amazing pictures of a freak accident on the American waterways.

Brindley's Old Harecastle Tunnel Pictures

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