Sunday, 4 May 2014

Loughborough Canal Festival

Last week's blogpost was a bit wordy, so this week I'm going to restrict myself to uploading a few photos from this weekend's canal festival! Apparently, this annual event has been going for 17 years, and is always very popular, even when the weather is not so good.

Luckily, this weekend, the weather was fantastic, sunny but not too hot. The boats were out in force, some moored for the duration of the festival, others passing through on their journey, as were the people! Stalls abounded - food stalls, books stalls, second-hand stalls, jewellery and craft stalls, and fund-raising stalls. There were games and entertainment, things for adults and things for children.

The pubs at each end - The Boat in the Leicester direction, and The Albion in the Kegworth direction - were both doing a roaring trade, as was the Basin!

General views





Boats at the festival









 























Boating charities

















Boat art








Stalls along the canal bank





Buildings along the canal





Art along the canal




Nature along the canal







Looking forward to next year's festival!!

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