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Canal Day Success

The weekend of the 4th & 5th June 2016 proved a great success for the Lancaster Canal Trust at Countryfest.

Blessed with lovely sunny weather, setting up stands was hot, but rewarding work. Gordon and Pat Clapham were already on site with their caravan and awning for the Lancaster Canal Trust exhibits at the canal entrance Thursday morning.

The Friends of Lancaster Canal had an attractive display of canal art, both traditional and their newly developing Lancaster style. Which tends to be more realistic. They prefer to paint a real castle or bridge from within the canal corridor, such as Kendal & Lancaster castles or Kendal’s ancient Nether Bridge..

The Friends stand was very busy teaching children and adults the rudiments of Canal Art and their colourful ‘Barker’, Keith Tassart, who was introducing people to the stand, won an award for Best Traditional dress.

Waterwitch trip boat broke all records over the weekend and, when most exhibitors were going home, finished with a flourish and did a private charter Sunday evening.

It was a very successful weekend, due to all who put in such an effort to make it a success. Including the Westmorland County Agricultural Society, that organise the annual event. Thanks to all.

Frank Sanderson, Public Relations Officer, Lancaster Canal Trust.

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