Monday, November 29, 2010

Devizes celebrates its canal's 200th birthday

The parade of decorated and illuminated boats from Devizes and Pewsey Wharf Boat Clubs was led by a former BW work boat that has been restored by a group of volunteers of the Avon Vale Group who took the prize for the best dressed boat.
Devizes took its spectacular annual lantern parade to the K&A Canal wharf on Friday to wish the canal a happy 200th birthday.

The town wharf was packed with lantern carrying revellers who came to sing happy birthday to the canal, watch a parade of illuminated boats — and then escort Father Christmas back to the Market Place for the switching on of the Christmas lights followed by a firework display.
Pictures by Bob Naylor

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