Monday, 7 June 2010

Kennet & Avon 200 Year Anniversary Celebrations at Great Bedwyn

On Saturday June 5th Great Bedwyn haeld a celebration ceremony to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the opening of the canal. The 'Rose of Hungerford' arrived with various 'dignitaries', the K&A Trust were well represented and the canal users and villagers came of offer their support.
The celebration culminated with fellow canal enthusiasts Timothy West & Prunella Scales unveiling a celebratory plaque which will be mounted for all to see.

Timothy West giving his unveiling speech.
Prunella joining in with the applause.

And here is the plaque, now unveiled. All we now need is somewhere to permanently mount it, so that all can read and enjoy it. The information on the plaque is similar to other tourist information boards and shows local walks, items of interest around the canal at Great Bedwyn and shows some of the flora and fauna to look out for.