Grantham Canal Discovery Day

Published: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

IF YOU want to find out all you can about the restoration of the Grantham Canal, it's Discovery Day is the place to be.

Community and Events Team Leader for the Grantham Canal Society, Rosemary Gibson, explains:

"Discovery Day is when all sectors of the society join together in celebration of a long season of events. Come along and support us, and take the opportunity of a guided tour around the Lock 15 restoration site."

BricklayingGreat deal of entertainment

There will be a great deal of entertainment including the Allington Morris, clog dancing by the Maids of Clifton, Trent Navigation Shanty Crew and local folk singer Gary Cadwallader.

Hands-on family activities by Creation Station, bricklaying skills with the Waterway Recovery Group and pole lathe turning with the Wobbly Bodger, from the heart of Sherwood. Taster narrow boat trips on the canal are available throughout the day (adults £3, children £2).


Raptor Rescue, Lincolnshire Bat Group and Hedgehog Welfare will have some recovering patients for all to see. The Woodland Trust and Butterfly Conservation, along with local waterways groups and craft stands means there’s something for everyone.

Discovery DayHot food from the WW1 field kitchen and BBQ, along with home-made cake and refreshments in the Carpenter’s Shop will ensure no one goes home hungry.

Richard Parry

The official opening will be by Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust. The Mistress of Ceremonies, local radio presenter Suzie Sparkles. will keep things on track in her own inimitable way, with everything  squeezed in  between 10am and 4pm on Sunday 8th October at The Carpenter’s Shop Canal Depot, Duck Lane, Woolsthorpe by Belvoir, nr. Grantham. NG32 1NY

Camping and caravanning is available on site for those wishing a weekend break or longer stay.