Floating Market at Foxton this week-end

Published: Thursday, 28 March 2024

A FLOATING Market will be at Foxton Flight this Easter weekend.

With boats selling a wide variety of goods including prints, fabrics, wool and crafts, beers, wines and cider, photography, healing hands treatments such as massages, canal art, sweets and boat fenders.

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The market will take place from Friday 29th  March through to Monday 1st April and will be moored along the canal above Bridge 60 at the top of the flight .

Visitors over the Easter weekend , the trust's relates can also take the opportunity to explore a free photography exhibition celebrating the diversity of people living on the nation’s waterways. The ‘Canal Boat Lives’ exhibition features photos from award-winning international photographer, Gill Shaw, and comes to Foxton having previously been on show at St Marylebone Art Space in London and the Boat Life Live show at the NEC in Birmingham. ‘Canal Boat Lives’ will be on display within our Welcome Station next to Top Lock Café until 7th April.

Julie Nottingham, Canal & River Trust Duty Manager tells:

“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the floating market and giving local people the unique opportunity to buy from a boat. There will be a wide array of goods on sale so there really is something for everyone.

“Foxton Locks is glorious all year round, but Easter is particularly special with daffodils in flower, the first buds starting to show on the trees and more colourful narrowboats getting back out on the water. We hope that people come along and enjoy a bit of shopping before taking in the photo exhibition and exploring all that the site has to offer.”

The event is free to enter, although parking fees apply (currently payment is coins or Pay By Phone). The closest car park to the market is long stay (LE16 7RY).