Tag Archives: Stoke Bruerne

Canal News – Sept 20th & 21st

Canal News – Sept 20th & 21st

Tipton Canal Festival

Canal Festivities
20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address
Tipton,
West Midlands,
DY4

A two day festival on the canal in Tipton.
A two day festival in Tipton with events such as:
• Static narrowboat parade
• Working boat interaction sessions
• Boat Trips
• Small animals from Dudley Zoo
• Birds of prey
• Model railway exhibition
• Car boot
• Black Country Classic Car Club exhibition
• Wolverhampton & Birmingham Triumph Club motorbike display
• Hog roast
• Live entertainment on and off stage
• Children’s rides
• Children’s interactive entertainers
• Trade & charity stalls/boats
• Local artists
• Tipton Camera Club photo display
• Water taxi service to Barge & Barrel

Tapton Lock celebration weekend

Tapton Lock
20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address
Lockoford Lane
Chesterfield
S41 7JB

The second Tapton Lock celebration weekend is taking place on the Chesterfield Canal on the 20 and 21 September.
Last year was so successful, they’re doing it all again this year!
Junction Arts and the Derbyshire Countryside Service are offering two days of free activities including art workshops, nature walks, adventure activities and music.
Free parking also.

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Whitchurch Waterway Trust Boat Rally

Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal, photo by Adrian and Gillian Padfield

Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal, photo by Adrian and Gillian Padfield

20 – 21 Sep 2014
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Address
Whitchurch,
Shropshire

A boat rally on the Llangollen canal in Whitchurch.
A boat rally on the Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal. The theme for boat decorating this year is ‘The Horse’. Entertainment includes stalls, food, trading boats, a dog show, second-hand book stalls and more. You will need to book if you want to tie your boat in the Whitchurch Arm, otherwise the event is free.
For more information visit: http://www.whitchurchwaterway.org.uk/boatrally2014

Learn the traditional craft of Roses & Castles painting at The Canal Museum

Example of Roses & Castles decorative folk art

Example of Roses & Castles decorative folk art

20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address
The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne
nr Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 7SE

For more information, prices and availability please contact Louise.Stockwin@canalrivertrust.org.uk
Take part in this 2-day painting course to learn the traditional craft of Roses & Castles – the decorative art used to decorate working narrowboats.
For more information, prices and availability please contact Louise.Stockwin@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Canal News – Some Events August 16 – 17, 2014

Canal News – Some Events August 16 – 17, 2014

Pirate Weekend at Stoke Bruerne

Pirate

Pirate

16 – 17 Aug 2014
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address
The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne
nr Towcester
Northamptonshire
Nn12 7SE

Shiver me timbers – pirates are set to invade the Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne.
Join in a weekend of piratey fun at the Canal Museum, Stoke Bruerne. Artistic mini-pirates can get involved in arts and crafts activities, pirate face painting, tombola and pirate boat trips. Why not dress up as a pirate and join in the fun!

Be a Junior Lock Keeper at Foxton Locks

Foxton Locks Grand Union Canal

Foxton Locks
Grand Union Canal

17 Aug 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address
Foxton Locks
Foxton
Leicestershire

Children aged between 7-14 can become a lock keeper for an hour – free event.
Become a junior lock keeper at the famous flight of Foxton Locks.
Booking is essential as spaces are limited.
Parent/Guardian consent is required and they must also be present throughout the activity.
To book your child’s place please contact Sarah.Cook@canalrivertrust.org.uk or text your interest to 07715 377788
This activity is run by the Canal & River Trust in partnership with the Foxton Inclined Plane Trust for the BiCentenary of the Grand Union Canal.

Canal News – Advice: Grand Union Canal – Stoke Bruerne Event

Stoke Btuerne Lock

Lock 16, Grand Junction Canal – Stoke Bruerne Lock  © Copyright Mr Biz and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Canal News

Advice: Grand Union Canal

Stoke Bruerne – Tunnel to Lock 16

Monday 9 September 2013 – Friday 20 September 2013

The Stoke Bruerne Village at War Event is taking place on Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September 2013.

In order to provide moorings for boats participating in the event, visitor moorings will be reserved from Monday 9th September to Friday 20th September. Moorings will be reserved in the following locations:

– From the Museum to Blisworth tunnel (south portal), and

– A proportion of the long pound between Lock 15 and Lock 16

To enable other visiting boats to enjoy the event, all other designated 2 day visitor moorings (not reserved for the event) will be suspended between Fri 13th – Mon 16th September inclusive.

Signage will be put in place by the event organisers to reflect the above.

Enquiries: 0303 0404040

SouthernSouthern portal of Blisworth Tunnel

Blisworth Tunnel is a tunnel on the Grand Union Canal between the villages of Stoke Bruerne (southern end) and Blisworth (northern end).  At 3076 yards (2813 metres) long it is the third-longest navigable canal tunnel on the UK canal network.  Construction started in 1793, but after three years work it collapsed due to quicksand, claiming the lives of fourteen men. It was then decided to begin again with a new tunnel, which was not complete until March 1805, five years after the rest of the canal was open. The gap was filled by a temporary horse-drawn tramway over the top of the hill, with goods being transported from boat to wagon and back again. The tramway, built in 1801, was Northamptonshire’s first railway.

© Copyright Stephen Dawson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.