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The 2010 Riversdale Bridge

The Northwich Woodlands

The Anderton Boat Lift Mural

The Weaver is only navigable from Winsford Bridge to its confluence with the Ship Canal

Winsford Regatta 2015

Your are invited to the 2nd Winsford Regatta ....

The River Weaver, connected to the Trent & Mersey Canal by the iconic Anderton Boat Lift, is an impressive and fascinating navigation. 

An opportunity to see the river at its best will occur on the weekend of 18th - 20th September 2015, when the River Weaver Navigation Society, will be presenting the Second Winsford Salt Regatta, on the Bottom Winsford Flash.

This is a beautiful stretch of navigable water, spontaneously appearing some 200 years ago, when underground salt extraction caused the riverside land to subside. 

Boat entries are being invited, (entry fee £15.00) and land based visitors will be welcome, with stalls, sideshows, Mikron Theatre, boat handling, fun fair and much more. 

Winsford Town Council are enthusiastically supporting the Regatta with investment in dredging for better moorings and better boater facilities to enhance the attractions of this beautiful location.

This is in addition to the improvements they implemented last year. 

The Regatta will include:

Friday 18th September 2015
Boats arrive
Narrow Boat Parade past Red Lion 4-5pm
Reception at Red Lion 6pm
Evening Music at Red Lion & DB’s

Saturday 19th September 2015
Entertainments in Town Centre 10am-4pm
Folk Music in Marquee on Island
Water activities
Boules & Horse shoes competition 3-5pm
Mikron Theatre in Marquee 7.30 – 9pm
Folk Music in Marquee 9pm

Sunday 20th September 2015
Entertainments on the Island on the water 11am-5pm
Stalls, stands, fair ground ….
Presentation: Best Dressed Boat, Best Dressed Crew.
Boats depart
Evening Music at Red Lion & DB’s

For further details and entry forms contact Bob Osborne on 01606 553433 or bob.osborne@hotmail.co.uk 

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