PICTURES: National Trailboat Festival at Staveley Town Basin

The National Trailboat Festival took place at Staveley Town Basin over the weekend.

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 4:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 5:38 pm
Staveley Basin festival, civic guests including MP Natascha Engel, county council leader Anne Western and the local mayors take the first trip through the new lock

Dozens of small boats were moored along the canal towards Constitution Hill bridge.

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Besides boat rides people were also able to enjoy canoeing, children’s rides, learn to drive a digger,birds of prey, model boats, face painting, vintage cars, a climbing wall, belly dancers, fire eaters, eight live bands, plus dozens of stalls including food and drink with a Real Ale Bar run by Brampton Brewery and featuring Brindley Bitter – brewed especially for the festival.

Staveley Basin festival, civic guests including MP Natascha Engel, county council leader Anne Western and the local mayors take the first trip through the new lock
Staveley Basin festival, civic guests including MP Natascha Engel, county council leader Anne Western and the local mayors take the first trip through the new lock