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Historic view towards Burslem

The Trust seeks to reopen the Burslem Branch Canal, creating new waterside facilities to deliver sustainable leisure, tourism and thus employment.

We aim to make a major difference to the quality of life in Burslem and Middleport through a major regeneration project which will extend from Rogerson’s Meadows and the Trent and Mersey Canal to Furlong Mills in lower Burslem.

The completed project will deliver the re-opened Canal Branch, a mooring basin in a newly constructed pool at Furlong Mills, recreational facilities in the heritage buildings on the historic wharf, and outdoor/sporting activities along the canal side.

It will provide a high-quality canalside setting for the residential redevelopment sites.

You can find out more about our project here.

Project overview published

Our 16 page Project Overview is available to view online here (opens in a new window.)

Brochure cover

You can download the document if you prefer by following this link (PDF format, 20Mb)

Latest news

Great news coming at Burslem Port

Reports have appeared in the press today regarding very significant developments at Burslem Port, not least the announcement of funding to undertake volunteer-led works on the site. We will be publishing more details via our website next Monday, 19th November and hosting a public event on Saturday 24th November where people can find out more about the project and learn the ways in which they can become involved.