IWA Festival of Water, Pelsall, Aug 2016

photo of Pelsall Common from Yorks Bridge
Hosted by the Inland Waterways Association  at Pelsall North Common over the Bank Holiday at the end of August.

photo of Historic Narrowboats
Attractions included historic working narrowboats "Scorpio" and "Leo". They are owned and maintained by The Heritage Working Boats Group , which was formed to maintain a collection of working boats on behalf of the Canal and River Trust. It is operated by volunteers.

photo of classic cars
Local classic car enthusiasts brought their cherished vehicles.

photo of WRG digger
The Waterways Recovery Group  brought a digger for old and young to try their skills.

photo of traction engine
A miniature steam-powered traction engine took visitors for rides, as did the Truman Enterprise Narrowboat Trust  whom brought along two of their boats.

photo of Eurasian Eagle Owl
There were also craft and food stalls, including from the Roving Canal Traders Association , and stalls to raise awareness of various charities. Some brought live animals such as birds of prey, and reptiles.

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