200 years to celebrate

We are taking part in Heritage Open Day in their Bicentennial Year. 200 years of history is a LOT to celebrate!

The popular national event www.heritageopendays.org.uk encourages people to celebrate our history and culture. The bicentennial celebrations at the canal have seen many more people discover the unique heritage and habitats, and the Trust volunteers want to help even more people learn about the history of the canal.

On Saturday 10th September our volunteers will be helping families to learn more about what makes the canal such a special and unique place. We will be opening the doors of our award-winning Heritage Centre, offering two different trails (age appropriate), there’ll be craft on offer and a display about the canal. The activities will run from 10am – 3pm. There is no need to book and no charge, simply drop in. Our popular waterside cafe will be open so go along and make a day of it! Please note parents will need to be responsible for their children and must remain with them at all times.

Celia Javan, Community Volunteer Lead, said ‘We’re particularly keen to help families discover more about the canal and the different ways they can enjoy it, and learn about the history of the canal and why it’s such a special place. We hope taking part in the Heritage Open Days will encourage families to visit and explore. With our 200th birthday celebrations having taken place throughout 2022 there’s a lot of history to take in!’

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