Pictures from Pelsall Canal Festival 2013

Well, the weather behaved, mostly. A couple of sharp showers and a strong wind couldn’t dampen spirits. There were loads of stalls, activities, people and boats. More than a hundred craft lined the North Common and junction, and the colour, spectacle and festive atmosphere were a joy.

Brenda Ward and her team have done a fine job of organising this event, and I spent far too much money on canal books, chutney and had a rather fine burrito, which was novel for Pelsall. I met some good mates too, which is always a good sign. This really is a brilliant event and shows what can be done with the will and resources.

The festival is on tomorrow, too (Sunday, 16th June 2013). It’s free, there’s shedloads to do and see, great real ale, and lots of fascinating boats. Please do go – it’s a cracking afternoon out.

Thanks to Brenda and all the organisers. Here’s to another great occasion.

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14 Responses to Pictures from Pelsall Canal Festival 2013

  1. Brenda Ward says:

    Thanks Bob!
    Loved the photos & your very kind comments about the day! The weather forecast is better for tomorrow so we’d love to see more of you there. I’m sorry you didn’t look me up …. you will remain the mysterious Brownhills Bob!!

  2. Clive says:

    Went to the Festival today (Sunday) had a great time big thankyou to all involved. You have done a great job Brenda, well done.

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  4. prvincent says:

    Great days out (went both Saturday and Sunday), so many thanks to all who organised this event. Actually spotted myself and Janet on one of the photos, too! (P1030102 – pale blue waterproof and grey-haired fogey).

  5. Brenda Ward says:

    Well if prvincent came both days what better recommendation can anyone give?
    We are so glad you enjoyed the event! If you are interested in hearing more about our organisation or having a part in it have a look at our web site: .
    All the best to you and anyone who enjoyed the weekend at Pelsall we all did!!

    • Neil Harris says:

      Hi Brenda.

      A fantastic event, well done to you and all involved.
      When’s the next one!!!!!!

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  7. Bob – great blog – I have put a link across to the BCN society blog, cos wot you have got much better photos than I have. Thanks.

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