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Bower Queen Ellie Wheeler, and her deputy, Tegan Grist, take a trip on Daysy (supplied by Streethay Wharf) ably piloted by Keith Grise.  The 30 min. trip could be taken by any visitors and went up though some lovely countryside to Kings Orchard Marina and back.

Ellie and Tegan revisited the ‘Bower Belle’, the LHCRT float that carried them in the Lichfield Bower Procession back in May.

After cutting the cake they presented Trust Chairman Brian Kingshott with a cheque for £162 from the Lichfield Bower.

Canal & River Trust CEO Richard Parry with Peter Buck and David Dixon

Deputy Bower Queen Tegan Grist holds a sculpted wire swan made by Jeanne Buck.

They don’t come any longer than this!  Kew is a butty 71 ½ feet long.  Owned by David and Mary Litchfield of the Christian Boaters Fellowship.
They conducted a well attended service on Sunday morning. (Below)

Big boys toys! A real test of skill, pick up the tyre and put it over the post. Sounds easy?  Why not join our work party and do some real digging…

Dora somehow finds the time to join the Walsall Hand-Spinners and Weavers

Right - Mike Battisson presents a display of canal related art including several paintings by artist Ted Hiscock. These are all for sale, a large commission goes to the Trust. Details on request.

Ossie Cutayar is  first up on the BBQ rota.


The home-made cake stall was very popular. Sue WIlliams, May Brown and Beverley Marshall are on the stall (below).  Many thanks to all those who made the cakes.

Jan Preece on Bric-a-brac and Steve Fitzgerald with the books

Dora Hancock and Christine Howless show there’s nowhere you can’t put the L&H logo, with help from Funtastic Facepainting

John Bryan explains our vision for the restoration of the two canals.

The musical entertainment was like a mini-music festival. Thanks to Tony Kirkham for organising the bands, running the sound system and appearing on stage, that’s him on the right.



Below - a jazzy set from Samantha-Jayne, Saxophonist


Watch a part of their performances on our YouTube channel

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