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10 reasons to take up canoeing
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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
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We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Stoke Bruerne’s oldest floating resident has set off on its maiden voyage of 2017 after recently receiving important conservation work by us and the Friends of the Canal Museum.
Built in 1935 Sculptor, is one of just a few historic working boats remaining on the Grand Union Canal and is moored just outside the Canal Museum. The boat is owned and cared for by us and is an important part of the collection at the museum as it is used to tell the story of the history of the waterways and how important the canals were during World War Two.
Stephanie Furniss, who works for us at the museum, said: "Sculptor is a really popular outside exhibit and it’s always lovely to see visitors showing an interest in her history and how she ended up being part of the collection at Stoke Bruerne. As well as the boat, we have lots of exciting things to see in the museum and it is well worth dropping in if you’re visiting Stoke Bruerne this summer."
Kathryn Dodington, from the Friends of the Canal Museum, said: "It’s lovely to be able to show off Sculptor to visitors to the waterways and boating enthusiasts and now, with her newly painted steel work, she is looking better than ever…not bad for 82 years old!"
Come and find out more about our work at the Canal Museum.
North Wales and Borders canals are popular hot spots with boaters
16 February 2018
Plans submitted to transform Finsley Gate into leisure destination and community space
15 February 2018
New season of half term family fun at Standedge Visitor Centre
Pocklington Canal Amenity Society adopts section of Pocklington Canal
14 February 2018