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Second Annual World Knot Tying Day - December 18th
What is it?
The members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers (IGKT) are promoting 18 December, the birth date of Clifford W. Ashley, as the second annual World Knot Tying Day. World Knot Tying Day is designed to publicize knot tying and to raise awareness of how knots are important tools in our lives. Knots can be very useful or decorative, as well as therapeutic to tie.
How can I take part?
People all over the world are being encouraged to participate in World Knot Tying Day, by taking a photo of themselves tying a knot or teaching someone a new knot and posting it to a social media platform using the hashtag #WorldKnotTyingDay.
See below for downloadable materials - Poster and Car-window notices - in French German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as English. Press Releases in French and English
Why Clifford Ashley?
The Ashley Book of Knots is an encyclopaedia of knots written and illustrated by the American Clifford W. Ashley. First published in 1944, it was the culmination of over 11 years of work. The book contains 3854 numbered entries and an estimated 7000 illustrations. The entries include knot instructions, uses, and some histories, categorized by type or function. It remains one of the most important and comprehensive books on knots.
The UK Northwest Branch of IGKT
invite you to "Ferry Cross the Mersey"
April 30th - 3rd May 2020
in New Brighton and Liverpool.
To manually fill-in, please
For computer filling-in, please
Thursday 30th April
Self-guided visits to Liverpool. Evening meeting-place TBA
Friday 1st May
Talks, demonstrations (TBA) and setting-up in the Floral Pavilion
Evening get-together in West Cheshire Sailing Club
Saturday 2nd May
Exhibition in the Floral Pavilion
Sunday 3rd May
10:00 AGM in the Floral Pavilion
How to get here
Finding us: New Brighton is on the northeast tip of the Wirral peninsula in northwest England. It is directly across the River Mersey from the city of Liverpool.
Access: by car – M53 motorway then A554 to New Brighton CH45 2JS.
Parking is usually free or very inexpensive
by rail – to Liverpool Lime Street and then Wirral Line (underground) to New Brighton station
by air – to London and then Liverpool by rail as above
Accommodation: 3 hotels within easy walking distance
Travelodge Wallasey New Brighton
Marine Point, King's Parade, Wallasey CH45 2PB•0871 984 6476
The New Brighton Hotel Bar and Lounge
93 Victoria Rd, Wallasey CH45 2JB•0151 638 3568
Albion Guest House
41 Albion St, Wallasey CH45 9LE•0151 639 7144
Motorhomes park free along the sea front
Wirral Country Park: Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
Station Rd, Thurstaston, Wirral CH61 0HN Tel: 01342 327 490
Grange Farm Certificated Location, Caravan and Motorhome Club
Little Storeton Lane, Storeton, Bebington, CH63 6HR Tel: 0151 608 2007
Arrowe Brook Farm Certificated Site: Camping & Caravanning Club
Arrowebrook Lane, Greasby, Wirral, CH49 3NZ Tel: 0151 6771615
Visits within easy reach: Trains every 15 minutes
Liverpool: Royal Albert Dock and Maritime Museum, Harbour tours, Cathedral, Museum of Liverpool etc.
Contact Ian Rogers for more info on attractions etc.