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The 2014 Alvecote historic boat bash is nearly upon us! Bank holiday weekend with things kicking off on Friday evening the 22nd August and running right through to Monday the 25th . Music acts featuring over the weekend: The Mercy The Zeppelin 3 Eligh Toadd Paul Mills Lunar Curreen .....and of course DJ Pete spinning the wheels of steel daily!! If you play an instrument and what to come and have a jam... then bring it along during the day and have a play! We have over 40 old craft expected with daily boat parades (for those that wish to play) and the infamous winding competition outside the Samuel Barlow. The Les Lapworth Award will be also happening amongst the historic craft, so expect the share price in Brasso to rise and the rain to fall! Come and see how Birchills and Dane are coming along at A P Boatbuilding's historic wooden boatbuilding yard. Illuminated boats in the evening and a parade on Sunday night, the winner of this will receive a free hull blacking!! So make sure you bring yer lights.. even if its just to light up the marina at night like a Christmas tree! Charity stalls and floating traders will be here along with a small selection of amusements for the skids. The Samuel Barlow will of course be running a beer festival with 10 guest ales alongside the normal line up of refreshment. The kitchen will operating a full menu downstairs. Boaters Breakfast tickets will also be available. Look forward to see you all there.... The Alvecote Team.
Following the success of last years rally this event is to be repeated. Although there is limited space and additional boats cannot be accommodated within the basin itself there is significant mooring in the area and at Hawkesbury junction and members of the public are encouraged to take and active part in the event. Further more if you own a steam boat or know someone who does, I can only urge you to get in touch with myself or the organisers directly if you are able or interested in taking part with your boat or otherwise, The event is open to steam launches, dingies and canoes, as well as steam narrowboats. Previous years thread located here: http://www.canalworld.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=47817 Daniel