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Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th May


The Old Union Canals Society, supported by C&RT, is holding a Rally of Boats and Celebration at Welford Wharf to mark 50 years since the re-opening of the Welford Arm in May 1969.


There will be historic narrowboats, steam traction engines, a pop-up canal history museum, various stalls and exhibits.  The Wharf Inn is kindly providing music.


For more details, contact us via the Forum or email    oucsinformation@gmail.com


If you wish to come by boat, please email    matthew.harris@canalrivertrust.org.uk    to book a mooring space (no charge, but mooring space is limited)


If you are attending the Crick show, this will make a pleasant and free diversion for the previous week.


If you want to know more about the Old Union Canals Society, check our website at www.old-union-canals.org  or find us on facebook @OldUnionCanals



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From the old Union Canal website

17th, 18th 19th May 2019

A Rally of Boats and Celebration to mark

50 years since the re-opening of the Welford Arm

- Historic working boats and trading boats

- VintageTractors  - Souvenir Shop

- Music on Friday and Saturday Evening

- Ceilidh band on Sunday afternoon

- Pop-up canal history exhibits

- Address by Philip Mulligan, C&RT  East Midlands Director, 2pm Saturday

... and other attractions

- Entry Free   ~  All Welcome !



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What a great event.  Some nice boats, fine music, good ale and lovely people.


Top marks to all the organisers, painters, gardeners and helpers - and the other societies involved.


A video here of the speeches on the Saturday afternoon.  Another video of the boats to come.



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