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Boat load of fun on the canal this bank holiday weekend

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 02, 2014

Boat load of fun on  canal near Stafford this weekend

Boat load of fun on canal near Stafford this weekend

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ORGANISERS of a canal festival are hoping for record-breaking crowds at the annual event this weekend.

More than 10,000 people enjoyed the three-day May Bank Holiday Canal Festival at Norbury last year and Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust say even more are expected this year

The festival, from Saturday to bank holiday Monday, sees visitors descend on the village for the county's largest gathering of boat traders, modern narrowboats and restored working boats.

The festival boasts a range of attractions such as boat trips, traditional market stalls, a bouncy castle, live music, a fairground and a WI tea stall.

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Doors open at 10am each day and evening entertainment includes bands and solo artists in a marquee outside the pub. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday can be bought in advance for £5 from the Junction Inn or £7.50 on the night.

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