The Rails and Ales event was a big hit last weekend with our boaters sampling over 40 real ales and ciders over three days.
An update on our dayboat: Harry and Sally is really taking shape and is being painted in two pack primer this week. The top coat will be painted next week and the canopy is in production.
The marina site between the Ashby Canal and the marina facilities building is now taking shape. An additional 230 loads (2300 solid metres) of imported engineering fill has been tipped, levelled and compacted during July to complete part of the car parking and landscaping areas. The marina ducks and ducklings, and the swans with their cygnets have paid regular visits to inspect the work.
‘Harry and Sally’, the marina day boat is now being primed and will receive further dark blue coloured coats of paint.
On June 30th the marina hosted a music concert performed by the students of Nancy Honor-Wright. It was a great success and we are very pleased that we were able to offer the facilities building as a venue. Read Nancy’s comments on our testimonials page.
The nearby Battlefield Line steam railway has a busy programme on offer this summer and autumn.
Shackerstone Family Festival Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th September
Craft Fair Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th September. Stalls selling a range of crafts along with demonstrations of craft skill. Refreshments available.
Autumn Steam Gala Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October Intensive steam hauled services. Sales stands, evening photo event. All day breakfast and real ale on the trains.