More than 6,000 visitors came to Huddlesford Junction over the weekend of 23rd/24th Sept. for the 7th biennial Huddlesford Heritage Gathering. Encouraged no doubt by the fine weather, especially on the Sunday it was our best attendance yet.
Over 50 historic narrowboats, floating traders and private boats, and more than 200 classic cars and motorbikes were joined by a huge range of other attractions and activities including birds of prey, belly dancing, wool spinning, cats, dogs and children’s art and craft activities and a veritable mini-music festival.
The Gathering was officially opened by local MP and LHCRT Patron Michal Fabricant accompanied by Richard Parry, Chair of Canal and Rivers Trust and Phil Sharpe, Chair of the Lichfield IWA branch. Lichfield City Council Mayor, Janice Greaves, a keen supporter of the work of LHCRT, visited the show on Sunday and tried her hand at operating the Trust’s excavator.
These pages are a mere snapshot of the event; apologies to the many attendees who are omitted. All photos by Paul Marshall.
“I declare the Huddlesford Heritage Gathering officially open” - Michael Fabricant M.P.
Michael arrived on board the Narrowboat ‘Swift’ courtesy of the Canal & River Trust.
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