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Saturday 3rd June at 6pm

Devizes branch Annual Meeting of the branch on board Kenavon Venture at Devizes Wharf. Come and hear reports of a year of volunteering on the canal (afloat and on shore) and give us your thoughts on the future. We hope to see you there – anyone is welcome at the meeting

After the meeting we will enjoy our traditional 3-hour Cheese and Wine cruise for members, volunteers and friends.

£7.50 payable on the night includes a delicious bread and cheese supper and a first drink while we have an exclusive evening cruise on the canal. The bar will be open.

If you are coming on the cruise, please notify Jean Smith in advance at, or ring her on 01380 726876 or 077809 41919 so the catering numbers are right.

Saturday 10th June 10am – 5pm Reading Waterfest

In partnership with Reading Borough Council, the Trust presents its annual festival of boats, entertainment and stall. Alongside the canal at Forbury and in Forbury Gardens. Great family day out. Admission is free.

Saturday 24th June from 7.30

Devizes branch Garden Party and BBQ at Alan and Jean Smith’s home beside the canal. This is always a very enjoyable event. Please let Jean know in advance if you are coming at, or ring her on 01380 726876 or 077809 41919.


Saturday 1st July

Devizes Beer Festival on the Wharf. Devizes branch will be running a soft drinks and snacks stall, and a tombola, as well as promoting the canal and our activities. Volunteers are needed to give us a real ‘presence’ at this major event.

Saturday 15th July

Bradford on Avon Canal Fete 10:30-4pm. Music, children’s activities, short boat trips, ice creams, BBQ, children’s crafts, beer, canal art, face painting, craft stalls – and much more.
And the area will be dressed with Yarn Bombing. See our poster here.

Sunday 23rd July 10am – 5pm Newbury Waterways Festival

supported by Newbury TCBy permission of Newbury Town Council, our annual celebration of Newbury as a waterways town has the theme of “Beatlemania” this year. Everyone welcome for a fab day with the fab four. Lots to do for the entire family. Free admission. Information in our festival flyer HERE or contact Julie on 07795 115221. Boaters are welcome for the weekend and can download the booking form in WORD or PDF


Friday 1st September

Devizes: Carnival on the Canal. Devizes branch annual open evening of music and dancing beside the canal, contributing to Devizes Carnival. With food and drink and canal related craft stalls and demonstrations. Volunteers will be needed for setting up in the morning and for stewarding and stalls in the evening.

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