2016 FLOAT­ING MAR­KETS

Canal Boat - - Floating Markets -

Alve­cote Ma­rina, Coven­try Canal: 29 April – 2 May (May Day week­end) Faze­ley, Birm­ing­ham & Faze­ley / Coven­try Canals: 13 – 15 May Mer­cia Ma­rina, Trent & Mersey Canal: 21 – 22 May Bur­ton upon Trent, Trent & Mersey Canal: 27 – 30 May (spring bank hol­i­day week­end) Great Hay­wood, Trent & Mersey / Staffs & Worcs canals: 10 – 12 June Padding­ton Basin, Grand Union Canal: 16 – 19 June Ch­ester, Shrop­shire Union Canal: 1 – 3 July Merry Hill, Dud­ley Canal: 26 – 29 Au­gust (Au­gust bank hol­i­day) Stour­port, Staffs & Worcs Canal: 2 – 4 Septem­ber Birm­ing­ham, BCN Main Line: 23 – 25 Septem­ber It’s also hoped that there will be an­other Christ­mas mar­ket some­where on the net­work – but at that time of year, the abil­ity of traders to get around de­pends very much on the win­ter stop­page pro­gramme.

The Rov­ing Canal Traders’ As­so­ci­a­tion or­gan­ises most of the float­ing mar­kets and rep­re­sents the ma­jor­ity of rov­ing traders. For more in­for­ma­tion about its events and its mem­bers’ float­ing busi­nesses, see the web­site rcta.org.uk.

The Birm­ing­ham Christ­mas mar­ket

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