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Foxton vintage festival

We turned back the clock at Foxton Locks this September to a time when the canals were the driving force behind the Industrial Revolution.

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On the 16 and 17 September 2017 we held the very first Foxton Vintage festival.

It was a fantastic family day out as we fill the locks with historic narrowboats. Our 'Characters of the Cut' came along to tell stories of what life was like for the men an women that built and worked on the canals 200 years ago.

There were plenty of attractions including:

  • a heritage boat parade (see below)
  • a traditional funfair complete with steam Gallopers and Big Wheel
  • steam traction engines
  • boat rides
  • lots of local food and drinks

Meet the heritage boats

For those historic boat aficionados among you, here are just some of our very special guests that visited this years’ Foxton Vintage festival:

Gallery

Last date edited: 18 October 2017