Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust have been in contact to let me know about their Heritage Gathering which is coming up over the weekend of 18-19th September 2015, and takes place at their Huddlesford base, near Lichfield.
There will be boats, vintage and classic vehicles, stalls, food, displays and all the usual fun and games. This is a great show and previous years have been excellent, and well worth the visit.
All funds raised will help support the canal restoration project, whose volunteers are currently beavering away on the route of the lost line between Barracks Lane, Ogley Hay and The Boat restaurant, on the Lichfield Road at Summerhill, opening the route for walkers.
If you’re into history, canals and craft, keep that weekend free!
Lichfield and Hatherton Canal Restoration Trust wrote:
Heritage Gathering Highlights Vintage Boats And Classic Cars
Huddlesford Heritage Gathering promises a boatload of fun for all the family.
Organised jointly by Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust and Lichfield Cruising Club, the Gathering, to be held over the weekend of September 19-20, brings together historic boats, floating traders, private boats and classic vehicles, with exhibitors and displays on the field, near Huddlesford Junction on the Coventry Canal.
The biennial event attracted almost 5,000 visitors in 2013 and organisers are hoping for similar numbers this year.
Floating traders will be offering everything from chocolates to cheese, antiques to home brew kits, while traders on the field include facepainting, clothing products and home-made food.
Among the exhibitors are a bird of prey centre, beekeepers, and demonstrations of crafts such as spinning and photography.
Emma’s Crafty Kids will be catering for the needs of the younger visitors, while other attractions include boat trips and rides on a traction engine.
A variety of musical entertainment will be on offer, including folk groups, shanty singers and a ukulele orchestra.
And there’s an all-day bar!
Huddlesford Heritage Gathering will be open to the public on September 19 and 20, from 10am to 5pm. Admission is £4 with children under 13 free if accompanied by an adult.
Car parking is free and there is free admission to the classic cars display.
For more information visit the Trust website at http://www.lhcrt.org.uk/hhgnews.htm.