Trading Tales (and Humans of the Waterways Story) – The Glass Barge

Our third Trading Tale begins with the reason we began this regular feature. The Canal and River Trust have invested time and money chatting to a wide variety of people who love the Inland Waterways of UK. To date they've written two stories about Floating Traders, both from the Roving Canal Traders Birmingham Market in … Continue reading Trading Tales (and Humans of the Waterways Story) – The Glass Barge

Floating Market Fun in Fazeley Followed by a Photo Shoot

I'm loving gathering information for our weekly 'Trading Tales' feature - we'll publish a new one every Friday at 12 midday, as long as I'm given stories to share. You won't be surprised to hear the inaugural post by fun-loving Heidi and The Pirate Boat  was rather popular! With the season now in full swing, last weekend … Continue reading Floating Market Fun in Fazeley Followed by a Photo Shoot

Our week in Birmingham – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

It's no secret that we've grown rather fond of Birmingham. Increasingly more so since becoming accidentally enthralled by Peaky Blinders last year. We'd never heard of it prior to stumbling on some live filming at The Black Country Museum. Unaware why there were photographers and people bustling around the canal-side, and spotlights in the boatyard, Barry asked another … Continue reading Our week in Birmingham – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

An up and down weekend at St Richard’s Festival in Droitwich

“Stay in the gazebo or you’ll catch your death!” Adults often say the most ridiculous things to children without thinking. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud at this startling statement uttered by a parent of children waiting to have their faces painted. Luckily they all saw the funny side too. “Oh look. There’s death. … Continue reading An up and down weekend at St Richard’s Festival in Droitwich