Thursday, 25 October 2012

UPDATED - Stourbridge Open Weekend (PICS)

The Stourbridge Open Weekend and boat rally to celebrate the 50th anniversary of "The battle of Stourbridge" took place last weekend.  The Battle of Stourbridge saw a group of boating enthusiasts take on the government over their right to navigate inland waterways - a battle they won which prevented closure of much of the network.

Amost 100 boats attended a wonderful weekdend.

Here we are, moored behind the fence, up the arm, still with flowers on the roof!

Brightly painted work boats, lots of them, with lots of chin wagging!

Henry Hollingshead with NB Cetus
His brother Joe, with NB Nansen
Boats moored right up to the Wollaston road bridge


Old Canal Company offices, now occupied by the Stourbridge Navigation Trust

The Bonded Warehouse, I should have taken a picture from the winding hole/canal side, as its such a beautiful building, and nice to see it being used by local groups.

Cobbled Canal Street

 Luckily, the weather was kind without the promised rain.  We met up with old friends and had a great time.  It coudn't have gone any better.  I had to prize Dave away from the Royal Exchange, and his favourite beer in all the world - Bathams.  Yes, he did have a tear in his eye.  Never mind, we'll be back next year.

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