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Decorated narrowboats line the tow-path for the 2017 Waterways Festival

Charlotte Booth

Charlotte Booth


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Jubilee Narrowboat

BEATLEMANIA is the theme for the 2017 Waterways Festival on Sunday in Victoria Park, Newbury. 

The annual event, run by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, will involve a selection of colourfully-decorated narrowboats along the towpath.

There will be extra boat trips on the MV Jubilee, a narrowboat adapted for passenger travel and crewed by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust.  

There will also be family-friendly activities, live music from the Acoustic Beatles Shambles, numerous stalls, a beer tent and refreshments in Victoria Park, from 10am until 5pm. 

Admission to the festival is free. 

See next week’s Newbury Weekly News for pictures from the event.

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