Summer 2016

IDLE A5alarumA new venture for 2016: a waterways tour with Heather Wastie, current Poet Laureate for Worcestershire, in a double bill. Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways will whisk you back to the days of the second world war when there was plenty of work for the narrow boats but not enough good crews. So, young women joined the Women’s Training Scheme and learned to handle a pair of loaded boats on a round trip from London to Birmingham and back via Coventry.

You can find us on the Staffs & Worc and Shropshire Union canals this June and July. Click here for more…

And here for a quick link to the map of all the waterside venues we will be visiting.

A fantastic eveningĀ of canal poetry & songs 100% recommended.