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EVENTS AT AUDLEM MILL Canal Art Permanent exhibition by members of Guild of Waterway Artists, changing every 1-2 months Handwoven Textiles and Spinning Exhibition of work by Fiona Nisbet Steampunk Costume by Monique Hollingshead Mid-May to July Gathering of Historic Boats About 35 ex-working boats Last weekend in July Click here for more information
GATHERING OF HISTORIC BOATS
Audlem 27/28 July 2019
This event is now one of the most popular gatherings of historic ex-working boats
in Britain, having started in 2009. We will have at least 30 narrow boats, dating
from the 1900s through to 1960. Some are restored to their original carrying condition,
but others are converted with cabins for living or holidaying on. The boats will
stretch from the main road bridge to the bottom of the flight of locks.
At the canal wharf you will see Saturn, a 1906 Shropshire Union Canal fly boat, which
often worked from Audlem, carrying cheeses and other goods loaded from the canal
warehouse (now the Shroppie Fly pub). Fly boats were timetabled to work round the
clock, with horses regularly changed along the route, and crews less frequently!
The event is free to attend. Please do not try to park at the canal wharf, as there
is no public parking, but use the field by the canal bridge, just by the A529 turn
to Market Drayton.
If you would like to enter your histotic boat, please phone 01270 811059,