Daily Archives: July 23, 2013

Canal News – Audlem Festival of Transport

Canal News

Audlem Festival of Transport

678Audlem,  Cheshire

 27 – 28 Jul 2013

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Historical boats and vintage cars will bring history to life at the Audlem Festival of Transport.

Audlem WharfAudlem Wharf, Shropshire Union Canal, Cheshire

The waiting area for Lock No 13 outside the Shroppie Fly pub is very limited, especially in busy times. This is a favourite gongoozling place, especially on a bank holiday when all mooring spots are taken and several boats want to tie up to wait for this lock but there’s only room for two! Maybe we should campaign for bad ale so everyone goes away !!  © Copyright Roger Kidd and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

 This festival has been getting bigger and better by the year.

This summer, more than 300 vintage cars, vans, trucks, buses are expected to join the festival parade from Hankelow to Audlem. The parade starts at 12 noon on Hankelow Green when it will proceed to Audlem through the village to the playing field off Cheshire Street. Here the entrants will be parked for viewing by the public for the remainder of the day.

A record number of vintage canal boats are expected at the Audlem Warf next to Audlem Mill and the Shroppie Fly.

Shroppie FlyThe Shroppie Fly and Audlem Mill, Shropshire Union Canal, Cheshire

The Shroppie Fly was built as a warehouse which closed in 1970. Conversion to a pub, with a mock narrow boat as a bar, was completed in 1974. The crane on the wharf was “salvaged” from a former railway. The history of the mill, built in 1916 can be seen at Link  © Copyright Roger Kidd and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.