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Brownhills Canal Festival – June 26th 2011

Brownhills certainly chose the weather for the Festival!

Another fleeting visit to a Canal Festival – a quick extra short walk for my hound before shooting off to Chasewater (Brownhills Bob and Oakparkrunner have their bikes, Ivo Peters had his Bentley, I’ve got a Dobe!)This way home, Dad!

There was plenty going on to keep people happy, including the Town Crier (should it have a ‘Y’ or an ‘I’?).  It was quite early when I was there, well before eleven, but a good number of visitors were in evidence and the boat trips were already running.
Not too many boats but everyone seemed to be enjoying their day in the sun – a better Sunday than the Pelsall do a couple of weeks ago!
There will be more pics on flickr – just click flickr in the blogroll.

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Pelsall Boat Festival – June 2011

Pelsall Boat Festival – June, 2011

Today I paid my first ever visit to a Canal Festival.  I’d blogged it so I thought that I’d go and have a look for myself.  I can’t imagine a better all round venue for a show of this kind – lots of water, with the Cannock Extension junction with the Wyrley & Essington Canal being at hand and a lot more parking than I expected – and all free!  The parking arrangements were well organised too – the first person I saw on my arrival, guiding me into the site, was our railway friend Keith – how could I go wrong?!Unfortunately, I couldn’t stay very long, and to confirm that my sell-by-date is well past, I forgot to take my spare camera batteries, so not really enough photos to chose from.  My apologies!  There is a set of 14 photos on flickr – click on the blogroll.Looking back towards Brownhills.