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MOIRA CANAL FESTIVAL COMMITTEE

are pleased to announce that this year they are hosting the

INLAND WATERWAYS NATIONAL TRAILBOAT FESTIVAL 2024
WHAT IS THE CANAL FESTIVAL?
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18-19TH MAY 2024

Moira Furnace, Furnace Lane, Moira, DE12 6AT

The event will be the largest annual gathering of trailable boats in the UK and has been held annually since the first gathering in 1989 on the Lancaster Canal, although, owing to the pandemic, there has been a gap of five years since the previous event, held in 2019, also on the Lancaster Canal. The event has previously been held on the Ashby Canal in 2000, 2009 and 2017.

The Canal Festival is a family event to be held on the banks of the restored Ashby Canal at the historic Moira Furnace Museum, on the North West Leicestershire and South Derbyshire border. It aims to raise awareness of, and money for, the restoration, extension and maintenance of the Ashby Canal.

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The Inland Waterways Association is the only independent, national charity campaigning for Britain’s canals and rivers. We are dedicated to supporting and regenerating Britain’s waterways – for leisure, living and business. Why? Because we believe the waterways are vital and precious environments for everyone to enjoy.


For over 75 years, we have campaigned locally and nationally for the waterways, today, the Inland Waterways Association lobbies Parliament, champions the waterways and supports waterways restoration, and we love to roll up our sleeves and give the waterways a bit of TLC.


Our supporters are waterways-lovers from all walks of life. 

Join with us to keep and improve the waterways for the future.

OUR MAIN ACT

The Military Wives Choirs is a community of nearly 2000 women in 72 choirs across the UK and internationally. They come together to celebrate a love of singing and a communal understanding that comes from their members' shared experiences of the Armed Forces.

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