Norbury Festival is back

Published: Wednesday, 21 February 2018

THE vehicle parking problem that prevented Norbury Festival from being staged last year has been solved.

This means the Festival will once again be staged, at its usual date of the early May Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday 5th, Sunday 6th and Monday 7th May 2018, with excellent new car parking provision in place, with John Myers telling us:

Aim to repeat the success

This year’s Festival aims to repeat the success that we have now come to expect. The event will be on both sides of the canal, so as well as the traditional craft and food stalls and refreshments in the garden of the Norbury Junction Inn, there will be more stalls and activities spread along the canalside, around Norbury Wharf and in the Canal & River Trust yard.

'Like Nanna Made' will be supplying cakes, teas and light bites and Windmill Radio from Stafford will be reporting live from the event. Norbury Junction Inn will be holding a Cider Festival in the main marquee all three days. And there will be lots of childrens' events every day!

Moorings fully booked

On the water the rally moorings are now fully booked. There will be many boat traders, including the very popular Cheese Boat, and they will be joined by a gathering of other narrow boats, with an award for the Best Looking Boat. A narrowboat will be open for the public to look over so that they can see the sort of hire boats that are available from Norbury Wharf. The Shrewsbury & Newport Canals Trust will again be operating boat trips along the canal to give people the experience of seeing it from the water

In the large marquee, alongside the Cider Festival, there will be a Bands night on Saturday night, featuring Savannah and Bon Accord. On Sunday there will be a top class Comedy Night, based on the popular Edinburgh Fringe 'This is your Trial'.

The traditional Sunday canalside church service is at 15.00 this year on Norbury Wharf quayside. Parking will be just a short walk from the canal and organised by the Air Cadets once again. The photograph is of part of the 2016 Festival.

Norbury festival towpath 2016