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Northwich River Weaver Festival
26th June 2012

The NORTHWICH GUARDIAN has herald the Northwich River Weaver Festival as a great success.

Gina Bebbington, Reporter at the Northwich Guardian, writes ...

NORTHWICH’S biggest hidden gem was brought colourfully to life when boaters joined townsfolk for the Northwich River Weaver Festival.

All aspects of the river, from its history and the industry that made it what it is today to its leisure uses and plans for its future, were celebrated throughout the weekend.

The river between Hayhurst Bridge and Town Bridge was crammed with boats while the bankside festival site was full of crowds enjoying a variety of music and stalls.

John Tackley, Festival Chairman, said:

“It is so exciting to see such a wonderful colourful display of boats and decorations here on the river.

Some of the craft you see have travelled from many parts of the country to be here today.”

John, also chairman of the River Weaver Navigation Society, explained the festival was a chance to celebrate both the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the 10th anniversary of the restoration of Anderton Boat Lift. 

He added:

“I hope it will see Northwich beginning to awake from its slumbers and prepare itself for a new and vibrant future. 

A Northwich willing and capable of providing fun and leisure pursuits, not only for this one weekend, but for all who choose to visit, whenever they come.”

Click here for more details of this report including an online video of Roberts Brass Band arriving at the Festival site.

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