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10-12 Sept 2009 Black Country Boating Festival. As I was abroad during the 2010 event I thought I would report on the 2009 event. This was a superb event in 2009 with plenty to interest everyone old or young, canal folk or people just out for an event…..

Rain was forcasted for 11am and 2am so, although I wanted to visit the Kennet & Avon at Bradford (and the town itself), I didn’t expect to take decent photos or find boatrers who were in a sociable mood. Luckily neither scenario happened and the sun shone from a super blue sky punctuated with lovely […]

View from Hotel room window

I was staying at the Travelodge Menzies hotel which surrounds a pound which serves Lock 7 of the K&A. I had arrived the previous day and after much pleading and reasoning that I was there to do an article on the canal and needed a view of the canal to monitor passing boats, I was […]

This annual event was held over the weekend of 26/27th June at the historic and very picturesque Braunston Locks, the Marina hosting most of the stalls and activities. Approaching 90 historic narrow boats attended and created a quite different atmosphere to the mainly commercial events such as the IWA Festival and Crick. There was a morning […]