Moira Canal Festival

Tuesday 24th May 2016 | Events, Fundraising, News

 

 

LNBP at Braunston enjoyed a successful few days at the Moira Canal Festival last weekend (Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May).

 

The Moira Canal Festival is a family event held every year on the restored section of the Ashby Canal, at the historic Moira Furnace Museum, on the North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire border.

 

It aims to raise awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal, which is being restored from its current terminus at Snarestone to Moira, Leicestershire.

 

Moira Canal Festival 2015

Moira Canal Festival

This major project will ultimately reconnect Measham, Oakthorpe, Donisthorpe and Moira to the national waterways network, and provide a green gateway to the Heart of the National Forest.

 

Saturday proved to be a little quiet – probably due to the weather, but Sunday was a lot better as our team painted 35 faces.

 

Despite the weather, it was another successful and enjoyable weekend for us, with several good enquiries – particularly from Scout groups locally and further afield, which we hope will lead to future bookings.

 

Karen, Tricia and Sarah were the face painters (a huge thank you ladies for your efforts) and we are looking forward to being even busier this weekend at the Crick Boat Show and Waterways Festival. We just need the weather !

 

Moira Canal Festival Day 2

 

Thank you again to the organisers of the Moira Canal Festival for allowing us to attend and be part of what is a great family event and weekend.

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