"Despite the soggy summer, we are determined to run a fantastic summer festival celebrating our wonderful canal"
says Newbury Waterways Festival Director Rob Dean
The theme of this year's Newbury Waterways festival is “Diamonds and Gold” in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Kennet & Avon Canal Trust’s Golden Jubilee. As well as the spectacular display of colourful and decorated narrowboats Victoria Park will be filled with stalls, activities and entertainment — and the tripboat 'Jubilee', which re-located to Newbury from Bath this year, will be running trips from the wharf during the festival
The festival will conclude with the traditional duck race with more than a thousand sponsored plastic ducks competing to win their sponsor a prize.
The Festival is on Sunday 22 July from 10am to 5pm and entry to the festival is free