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Maesbury Canal Festival
Canal Central, Maesbury Marsh – 1st and 2nd September 2012
The Opening of the Maesbury Canal Festival – 1st September 2012
The Maesbury Canal Festival will be opened at 11am on Saturday 1st September by Jim Forrester, chairman of the new North Wales and Borders Waterway Partnership of the Canal & River Trust.
Mr Forrester was a boat-
After the opening Mr Forrester and invited dignitaries, including Shropshire
Councillors David Lloyd and Vince Hunt, and John Abram MBE, High Sheriff of Shropshire,
will take a trip on the new horse-
Festival organisers are also pleased that the new miniature railway at Canal Central will be able to run for the Festival. The 10¼” gauge Canadian Pacific engine No 1941 will be giving rides on the track running round the Festival site.
Festival committee chairman Judith Richards said, “This is the third Canal Festival
at Maesbury, and it will be the best yet. Boats are coming from the East Midlands,
West Midlands and the North-
“We have always said that the Montgomery Canal is being restored for the whole community”.
“The canal is used by hikers, anglers, canoeists and Sunday strollers: all will enjoy what we have to offer, but it is the boats that will bring the canal to life”.
“We are delighted that the Chairman of the new Canal & River Trust Partnership will be opening the event. Jim Forrester already knows the canal and he and his team will be helping the officials of the Canal & River Trust and volunteers like us to push for the next stages of reopening of this canal.”
The Festival, on Saturday and Sunday 1st and 2nd September, opening at 10am on each day, is organised by Friends of the Montgomery Canal and the Shrewsbury, District and North Wales branch of the Inland Waterways Association.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Contact -
Peter & Judith Richards Canal House, Morton, Oswestry SY10 8BQ Tel: 01691 831455
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