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Canal News – Santa fun on the canal – from Waterscape

Canal Events


 Santa’s grotto boat cruise

10 December 2011

Gloucester Waterways Museum
Llanthony Warehouse
GL1 2EHWorking Narrow Boat Hadar moored in Gloucester Docks outside the National Waterways Museum

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Meet Santa in his onboard grotto on a one-hour boat cruise from the Gloucester Waterways Museum.

£7, including children’s presents, tea or coffee and a mince pie.

For times and to book, call Doreen on 01452 318200.

Carols by the canal

10 December 2011Talbot Wharf, Market Drayton, Shropshire

Shropshire Union Canal. This sizeable basin is the base for Holidays Afloat Ltd, who have been at Talbot Wharf since 1947. Since 1962 Holidays Afloat has been owned by the Machin family, now in their third generation at this boatyard.

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Talbot Wharf
Newcastle Road
Market Drayton

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Carol singing by the Shropshire Union Canal at Talbot Wharf. Santa will arrive at the event in an illuminated narrowboat, plus there will be Christmas shopping opportunities, children’s games, hot food and mulled wine. In aid of The Birks Field Centre.



Other illuminated boats are also wanted to join Santa’s boat at the event. For details, contact Lisa Machin on 07925 109 717.

Illuminated boats and carols

10 December 2011The top lock at Stoke Bruerne

A revisit to try to reproduce SP7449 : Canal at Stoke Bruerne – 1964, taken 47 years earlier. Essentially the same scene, although many differences in detail. The tallest building is the waterways museum, the nearest is a restaurant, and in between there are houses.

  © Copyright M J Richardson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne
NN12 7SE

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Celebrate Christmas at the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne. Take an illuminated boat trip and enjoy carol singing by the canal.

There will be a prize for the best illuminated boat, hot soup and roasted chestnuts and Christmas shopping in the museum shop and other canalside gift shops.