Over Festival 2017 Report – Volunteer Jenny Birkett reports on her first Over Festival experience….
..being a new volunteer, I was impressed to see how the volunteers got on with our jobs in good humour. After Friday’s preparation it was great to see the Festival take shape on Saturday morning in time for the visitors.
My role was to help in the refreshment tent very ably organised by Margaret. The donated cakes just appeared, and I soon got into the team effort providing cuppas and cake. Maggie asked me to take some photos too, so I could excuse myself from the washing up and enjoy what was going on around the site.
The weather was kind, so our visitors were able to enjoy all the Festival had to offer, relaxing by the water, listening to music, watching the model boats, the trip boats and a lively demonstration by the Gloucestershire Fire Service Search and Rescue team.
I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the volunteer team, which by working together created a very successful event.
This year’s Festival promises to offer another fun weekend around Over Basin with an even bigger craft and produce marquee, boat trips, walks, fun for the children, demonstrations and refreshments.
Meanwhile, on the terrace at The Wharf House, a second part to the event with some great local bands playing and an excellent array of beers, ciders and perrys. There will be the popular Wharf House cream teas as well as a BBQ.
The following week there will be a continuation of festivities at Malswick House.
Beer, Cider, Live Music & Hog Roast
Saturday 26 August 2017, starting 4pm on the edge of Newent.
Free admission to both events.
We hope you can make it!
Come and find out more about our plans for Newent Station.
In Oxenhall Village Hall: • Guided Walks • Refreshments • Displays • Sales Stand • Tombola.
Also, learn about our new site just a short distance away at Malswick.
Parking at Oxenhall – follow the signs.
We hope to see you there!
Nick Worthington – What is going on with Canal and River Trust in our area
Nigel Jeffries tells us more about this famous civil engineer, architect and stone mason.
The tragic events of April 1944 and one man’s determination to recover a sunken tank.
Telling the story and lives of the narrow boat women and demonstrating some of their crafts.
We will hear from Alistair Patrick about a slightly larger canal than usual.
An update on a southern canal after its restoration and re-opening from Mike Rudd.