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Visitors to the pretty canalside village of Stoke Bruerne in Northamptonshire will benefit from new interpretation boards and a new interactive visitor experience following a major cash injection from the lottery.
Together with Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership, we've been awarded £67,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money will be spent on new visitor information boards, new family activity packs and training volunteers to give guided tours and work with local groups and schools.
James Clifton, enterprise manager for the Canal & River Trust, said: “Stoke Bruerne is one of the loveliest places on the waterways attracting thousands of visitors and boaters to this stretch of the Grand Union Canal every year.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this money from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It will allow us to tell the story of this wonderful historic site, through a series of panels dotted along the canal, providing a more interactive visitor experience and better explain the waterway’s rich industrial heritage.”
Helen Westlake, chair of the Stoke Bruerne Canal Partnership, adds: “It’s wonderful news that we can provide new interpretation boards, allowing people to learn more about their local waterway. We have so much to offer visitors at Stoke Bruerne, whether you enjoy looking round the museum, taking a boat trip into Blisworth Tunnel or simply relaxing with a drink in one of the waterside pubs. It is quite simply a perfect canal village and we are very proud of it.”
Anyone wishing to volunteer as heritage tour guides or get more involved can get in touch with the Canal & River Trust by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 03030 40 40 40.
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