We're planning three days of celebrations to mark the bicentenary of the famous lock flight. The first 200 visitors on Friday will be treated to free ice-creams from the Top Lock Café. On Saturday and Sunday people will be able to enjoy stalls selling local goodies, a local folk band playing traditional canal music. Sunday visitors will also be treated to a parade of historic boats, which will have made the day-long journey from Crick in Northamptonshire.
Nigel Crowe, head of heritage for the Canal & River Trust, said: “Foxton Locks are a wonderful place to visit and today they are even busier with boaters and visitors than at the height of the industrial revolution. If you haven't yet visited Foxton then I can't recommend it highly enough.
“Being on or beside the canals is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and take some ‘me' time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The canals are teeming with wildlife and are a perfect place to spend a morning or afternoon.”