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Buckingham Canal Society Canal Festival, Cosgrove Lock. Details TBA:

19-21 July

IWA National Festival, Cassiobury Park, Watford. Boats, accessories, food, IWA shop, crafts, waterway skills workshops, Spitfire flypast (circumstances permitting), music, fairground. Info:

Saturday 27 July Linslade Canal Festi val, Ti ddenfoot Waterside Park. Branch sharing pitch wi th Buckingham Canal Society. We welcome your hel p for this event—please contact Dave Roberts or Les Franklin. Saturday 14 September 10.30am

Walk the Route to the Bedford junction of the Bedford-MK Waterway. In association with Bedfordshire Ramblers. Meet at Aspects Leisure Centre, Newnham Avenue, Bedford, MK41 9LW Follow the Great Ouse to Kempston Mill, option to return by the new Bedford Community Boat (subject to weather conditions and availability). Info:

14-15 September

Stoke Bruerne Village at War Weekend. All the usual nostalgia, including Spitfire display (Sat only), living history groups re-enactors, character actors. Info:

Sunday 15 September 11am on

BMKWT Heritage Day, Church of St Lawrence, Broughton, M K. Waterways and local heritage talks, followed by barbecue (small charge to cover costs) in the grounds of the Old Rectory next door Info:

Monday 23 September

MK Branch meeting. MK Village Pavilion, Worelle Avenue, Mi ddleton, MK. Croati an cruising vi deo by Rodney Evans, and Members’ Boating Forum.

Name that meadow

Ownership of the plot of land to the east of the Tiddenfoot footbridge, Linslade, has been transferred fro m Canal & River Trust to Leighton-Linslade Town Council, as part of the Council’s plans for the southward extension of the Ouzel Valley Park. The plot is occupied by the sweeping curved ramp that leads up to the towpath side of the bridge. Organisations and townspeople were invited to suggest names for the land. Among the suggestions were: Arrietty’s Acreage (from The Borrowers), Oliver Pike Garden (after a local naturalist), Lovat Mead or Meadow (an alternative local name for the Ouzel), Bevan’s Mead or Meadow (after Benjamin Bevan, the local canal engineer), Tiddenfoot Meadow, and Sand Wharf Meadow. On 11 February, the town’s Leisure and Community Committee chose Peace Meadow, put forward by the Leighton Buzzard and District Archaeological and Historical Society, as it marks the spot where Edward the Elder, King of Wessex, made peace with the Danes in AD 906. Page 9

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Towpath Relegraph May 2013  

The magazine of the Milton Keynes Branch of the Inland Waterways Association

Towpath Relegraph May 2013  

The magazine of the Milton Keynes Branch of the Inland Waterways Association