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Something for the weekend

27th & 28th September

On the east coast it’s the Burnham on Crouch Carnival, an event that has been running for over 100 years. Burnham Carnival day (Saturday) commences at 10am. with the crowning of the Queen and her Court. There will then be many activities throughout the morning and afternoon in and around the High Street, including fancy dress in the Grand Illuminated proccession. Visitor moorings can be booked at Burnham Yacht Harbour Telephone 01621 782150.

Also on Saturday it’s the Wey River Festival. The event takes place between 11am - 10pm. Visiting boats will gather around Dapdune Wharf to watch the Mikron Theatre Company perform 'Troupers' at 2pm in an outdoor theatre and there will be an illuminated pageant at dusk. There will be stalls around the wharf with activities for children and entry to the event is free. There are moorings available for the weekend along the towpath side and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. For information on mooring call 01483 561389. By road, Dapdune Wharf is on Wharf Road to rear of Surrey County Cricket Ground, off Woodbridge Road, A322 (only accesible from the northbound carriageway), Guildford.

In Dudley on Saturday there is the Parkhead Canal Festival, which sees the gathering of canal boats of all shapes and eras with stalls along the banks. In the afternoon there is a 1½ hour trip boat trip (booked in advance) through the through the canal tunnels. Entry to the Canal Festival is free, the boat trip is approx £10 per person. The festival is also a good opportunity to visit the Black Country Museum nearby. See www.dudleycanaltrust.org.uk and www.dudleytunnel.co.uk for more information.

The weather is supposed to stay dry but cloudy. Have a great weekend.

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