Monday, 17 January 2011

Coming events

Slea Boat Gathering and Village Celebrations

Our annual boat gathering on the Slea will be held in South Kyme over the weekend of 30th April - 2nd May 2011. The village celebrations this year will, apparently, include not only the annual scarecrow contest but also a Medieval Fair and Hog Roast. It should be a great event! Contact Steve Hayes for details at either or phone 01522 689460.

Lincolnshire Branch IWA are promoting a couple of events on new and little used waterway in the county.

Black Sluice Navigation Cruise

This event will be held over the weekend of 13th - 15th May 2011. Take this opportunity to cruise on the areas newest restored navigation, reopened in 2009 after nearly 50 years of being inaccessible to boats. For this weekend a special licence, discounted to £5.00 has been negotiated.
Contact Dave Carnell for details, phone 01469 530138

The Witham Navigable Drains

Explore this under used and fascinating system of navigable drains in the Boston area. They were originally built for drainage but were later improved by the engineer John Rennie for use as a transport system for agricultural cargos into Boston and beyond and also importing coal to the area.
Have the chance to explore the system with a group of local boaters over the late May Bank Holiday weekend, 28th - 30th May 2011. Boldly go where few boats have ventured before and have the satisfaction of hearing people say 'we don't often see boats up here'!
Contact Dave Carnell for details, phone 01469 530138