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July 24

Crofton Beam Engines: Steaming Saturday at Crofton, Marlborough, Wiltshire SN8 3DW. Advance purchase of timed tickets to the site is recommended; a pre-paid timed ticket will guarantee entry.  More information about the steaming day, details of ticket prices, and discounts for Kennet and Avon Canal Trust members/National Art Pass holders, can be found on the Crofton Beam Engines website https://www.croftonbeamengines.org/

Guide price ‘standard’ adult £10.75 for Steaming Saturday (£12 with Gift Aid). Accompanied children under 16 are free.  Children still need to have a booked timed ticket with their group to keep visitor numbers in line with current Government guidelines.

 

July 25

Louth Navigation Trust: Zero Degrees – Culture at the Canal at Navigation Warehouse, Louth LN11 0DA, 1-5pm. Featuring acoustic music outside on the decking and Bensley’s Ice Cream.

July 31-August 1

Widgeon Theatre Company: Performing Grit of Life – an astonishing musical with a difference at Stoke Bruerne Canal Basin, Canal Museum car park, Stoke Bruerne, Towcester NN12 7SQ. Tickets: £15, Keyworkers, Students and Universal Credit £12.50, Child (12-17-year-olds) £9, Under-12s Free. Available from: widgeontheatreboat.com  onthebill@widgeontheatreboat.com  07989 161595 

August 6

Widgeon Theatre Company: Performing Grit of Life – an astonishing musical with a difference at Campbell Park Canalside, North East end, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD. 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tickets: £15, Keyworkers, Students and Universal Credit £12.50, Child (12-17-year-olds) £9, Under-12s Free. Available from: widgeontheatreboat.com  onthebill@widgeontheatreboat.com  07989 161595 

August 6-7

Cholmondeston Lock Wind: Middlewich Branch (Shropshire Union Canal).

August 7-8

Widgeon Theatre Company: Performing Grit of Life – an astonishing musical with a difference at Campbell Park Canalside, North East end, Milton Keynes MK9 4AD. Saturday 3pm, 5pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm; Sunday 3.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets: £15, Keyworkers, Students and Universal Credit £12.50, Child (12-17-year-olds) £9, Under-12s Free. Available from: widgeontheatreboat.com  onthebill@widgeontheatreboat.com  07989 161595 

August 11

River Foss Society: A 5-6 mile circular walk from the Highwayman in Sheriff Hutton, prompt start 6pm. Please be there by 5.50pm. If the rules and the weather allow, there may be a meal afterwards. Contact Anne Bednarski to confirm attendance on 01904 764086.

August 14-15

River Foss Society: York Walls Festivalcome and find out more about the River Foss Society events and activities at our gazeboo near Majestic Wines and opposite Morrison’s on Foss Islands Road. Join a litter pick and see what needs doing to keep the green Foss corridor a safe and pleasant environment for people and wildlife.

August 15

Widgeon Theatre Company: Performing Grit of Life – an astonishing musical with a difference at Fishery Wharf Café, Fishery Road, Boxmoor, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1NA. Tickets: £15, Keyworkers, Students and Universal Credit £12.50, Child (12-17-year-olds) £9, Under-12s Free. Available from: widgeontheatreboat.com  onthebill@widgeontheatreboat.com  07989 161595 

August 20-22

Widgeon Theatre Company: Performing Grit of Life – an astonishing musical with a difference at Batchworth Lock Canal Centre, Church Street, Rickmansworth WD3 1JQ. Tickets: £15, Keyworkers, Students and Universal Credit £12.50, Child (12-17-year-olds) £9, Under-12s Free. Available from: widgeontheatreboat.com  onthebill@widgeontheatreboat.com  07989 161595 

August 21-22

Crick Boat Show

August 28-30

IWA Festival of Water:  Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester

September 4

Friends of Montgomery Canal: Marathon Triathlon – 35-mile canal by bike, on foot and in canoes. Information: https://themontgomerycanal.org.uk/friends/montgomery-canal-triathlon

September 4-5

Louth Navigation Trust: Navigation Recreation with activities on the water in Riverhead basin and acoustic music on the decking.

September 11-12

Shardlow Inland Port Festival: Weekend of entertainment and family fun, attractions will include boat trips along the Trent & Mersey, a craft fair, car boot sale and beer festival.

September 18-19

North Rode Transport Show: Steam engines, classic and military vehicles, autojumble, children’s funfair, stalls and camping. Cash on the day auction on Saturday at 11am and Saturday night light up. Station Road, Bosley (off the A54), near Congleton, Cheshire CW12 2PH. Adults £5, concessions £4, accompanied children under 12 free. For information and booking contact Nigel Moss, 07759 603168 or visit www.northrodevintagerally.co.uk or on Facebook at North Rode Vintage Rally.

 

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