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Rickmansworth Canal Festival

19 May 2012 – 20 May 2012 Rickmansworth Aquadrome

Frogmoor Lane,  Off Harefield Road,  Rickmansworth,  Hertfordshire.                 WD3 1NB

The trunk route of Britain’s canal network, the picturesque Grand Union links London through the Chilterns with Birmingham via the longest single canal in Britain.

Boating and community festival on the Grand Union Canal at Rickmansworth. With boat gathering, music, entertainment, beer tent, boaters’ tug of war and farm animals.

Volunteers wanted to help organise the festival – for details contact For boat and trader booking forms, visit the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust website.

Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival

02 June 2012 – 05 June 2012

Crick Marina,  West Haddon Road,  Crick,  Northamptonshire,  NN6 7SQ

The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal is a quiet canal through rolling hills and beautiful countryside, including the waterway landmark of Foxton Locks and the highest point on the Grand Union.

 Waterways festival with boat trips, live music, children’s entertainment, food and drink stalls, competitions, food demonstrations, evening ghost tours and seminars.

Waterways businesses exhibiting will include boat builders, waterway accessories and services to arts, crafts, holidays and gourmet food specialists.

Moorings and campsite available. For tickets, call 01283 742972 or visit

For exhibitor queries, contact Ian Sharpe on 01283 742977 or For other queries, contact Rachael Maher on 01283 742962 or


Etruria Jubilee Canals Festival

02 June 2012 – 03 June 2012

Etruria,  Staffordshire,  ST1 4RB

Trent & Mersey Canal –  This cross-country canal through the North Midlands offers excellent views over the Cheshire Plain and impressive engineering feats – including Harecastle Tunnel, the first of its kind.

 The Etruria Jubilee Canals Festival attracts thousands of visitors to the junction of the Trent & Mersey and Caldon Canals on the first weekend of June each year.

This year’s festival will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee around the waterways at the heart of the Potteries. A Jubilee Flotilla and a giant Jubilee Tea party are among the exciting events planned.

Music and dance will compliment colourful narrowboats moored along the towpaths in Etruria. There will be lots of activities for children and a fantastic day out for all the family is promised.

‘Princess’, the historic beam engine in the Jesse Shirley Bone and Flint Mill will be ‘in steam’. There will be traditional crafts, vintage vehicles, boats galore, entertainments and much more!

Caldon Canal – Could this beautiful canal through Staffordshire be England’s most scenic waterway?



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