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Join us for a fun evening at Foxton Locks

Wednesday, 06 April 2016 19:19

Boat House, Foxton Boat House, Foxton Richard Windley


Enjoy a fun social evening at the Boat House, Foxton Locks, on Thursday 16th June at 7pm.

 

Come and join us at the Boat House, Foxton Locks, at 7pm on Thursday 16th June for this social event.  Find out more about this important landmark of Leicestershire’s heritage and canal history.


CPRE members and their guests will enjoy a buffet supper, an entertaining and informative talk on the history of Foxton Locks and the company of like-minded CPRE members. Our speaker, Michael Beech, who is the Keeper of the Foxton Canal Museum and an expert on canal history, will tell us the story of these locks with a talk on their history, present condition and future.


The evening is also about the launch of the branch as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).  Our new chairman, Richard Windley, will explain briefly what this involves and the benefits this new status provides for us as a charity.


Foxton Locks is the location of two amazing feats of engineering – the flight of ten locks which opened in 1814 and the now abandoned Foxton Inclined Plane Boat Lift that operated from 1900 to 1911.  In the 1970s, CPRE Leicestershire undertook a project to clear the incline site and in 1977, in conjunction with the County Council, produced a booklet, ‘Foxton Locks and Barge Lift’.


Converted from a former Victorian boat renovation yard, The Boat House is located adjacent to the base of the locks. It is a great setting on a summer’s evening with its views across the canal basin, bridges and surrounding countryside.


Why not come and join us for a great evening?


For Tickets £8 (concessions £5) payable in advance, please contact Richard Windley on 07970 079855 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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