The Saltisford Canal Trust
PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE
Meet an Alpaca at the Canal Fun Weekend in Warwick!
The Saltisford Canal Trust is again taking part in the Heritage Open Days weekend in September.
This year we are planning a weekend of free, fun packed, special canal heritage events
on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September, from 10-00 am to 5 pm , at our canal side gardens in the centre of Warwick.
Inside our craft marquee, over the weekend, will be handmade gifts and a cake stall. Outside will be short boat trips
aboard Saltie 2, a historic steam narrowboat, model boat displays, children's activities, folk music, and a chance to meet
a friendly baby Alpaca or some Pygmy Goats!
Visitors can explore the Saltisford waterside gardens trail, experience our new sensory garden, learn more about the
history of our local canals in our Visitor Centre, and soak up some waterway heritage. In smaller marquees will be a beer
tent, live folk music, children’s activities, tombola, information on the Trust and displays by other local canal societies.
Come and join us this September for a celebration of our wonderful local canal heritage.
Most activities are FREE– some by donation.
The Saltisford Canal Centre is a short walk from Warwick Town Centre; the G1 bus stops outside on the Birmingham
Road. There is very limited car parking, but you may be able to park on adjacent Budbrooke Industrial Estate.
The Saltisford Canal Trust- a registered charity- was set up to restore the canal arm and to promote the use of the canal in
Warwick. It does this by having a day hire boat, waterside gardens open free to the public, provides moorings for both
visitor boats- over 800 in 2012- and long term moored Narrowboats, and provides a wide range of services including a
canal Visitor Centre, laundrette, gift shop, drinking water, electrical hook up, sewage pump-out, rubbish disposal; and
promotes knowledge of the historic significance of the canal on Warwick’s development.
For more information on this press release please call Nigel Hamilton
Chairman of the Saltisford Canal Trust on 01926 408 377
01926 490 006
07899 022 094
Registered Charity No 514613