Happy 50th Birthday Canal Museum

On Saturday night, as a member of the Friends of the Canal Museum, we went to a party at Stoke Bruerne to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event was held in a tent alongside the museum and true to form the weather was blustery and wet. There was a very tasty barbecue, music and a good bar. It was good to catch up with friends.

David Blagrove cutting the cake at the party.

The highlight of the evening was a short speech by David Blagrove, Chairman of the Friends, who recalled how he helped Charles Hadlow set up some of the exhibits back in 1963 when his boat was stuck in the ice; some of this is covered in his book Bread of Waters. He then cut the cake and we all sang Happy Birthday.