This weekend sees the Rickmansworth Canal Festival; two days of music, activities, stalls, rides and dozens of canal boats. We went along on the Saturday to see what was going on. It’s an impressive event for a town of some 14,000 and the festival was suitably heaving with people. It was fine to see many local groups present and greater range and variety of stalls than normal present as these type of events. Although there was a period stand with an archery demonstration we would have fancied the chance to have a go ourselves, or other traditional fare such as a coconut shy. Still, those with a destructive streak could have had a go on the crockery smashing stall, pictured below. The festival certainly provided a good day’s entertainment for us and had we chosen we could have stayed late into the evening with a number of music stages and beer tent to provide entertainment.
Here are some highlights of our day at the festival, mostly from around the canal area, which offers a feast of sights, scenes and shapes for the camera lens (click thumbnail to view full-size photo):
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