Gary Perry, Mayor of Walsall opened the Canal Festival organised by the Society at Pelsall Common on 11th & 12th June 2011.
After more than 10 years absence the Pelsall Canal festival was a great success. Around 160 boats, including over a dozen heritage craft, lined the Wyrley and Essington Canal and the Cannock Extension. There were over 60 stalls, displays and entertainments. Many letters of congratulation have been received including the following from Maureen Payton, Chair of Friends of Pelsall Commons:
“To see the narrowboats moored along the canal is a sight to delight those of us who would love to see the canals in our area used on a more regular basis and we realise that it is through the hard work, dedication and vision which comes from your Society this dream may become a reality.”
Thanks to all those who made this event possible for their hard work and enthusiasm.
Meanwhile Pelsall 2013 is nearly here – join in the fun – download an entry form here!