Over 2,100 was the estimated attendance over the day of the Aylestone Boat Gathering at Aylestone Park in Hereford on 22 May 2011.
Families enjoyed all the activities and attractions on offer including steam engines, vintage cars, and boat trips.
The event was arranged to celebrate the completion of the new slipway as the first phase of our restoration of this section of the Canal in the City of Hereford, and to raise awareness of the Trust’s work on the Canal both within the City, and beyond.
Organised by the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire Canal Trust, Aylestone Park Association, the Waterway Recovery Group and other local support.
Several trail boats used the newly completed slip way, built by H&GCT volunteers, and were the first boats to use this section of the canal since the 1880’s.