An excerpt from Wind in the Willows

Nice? It's the ONLY thing, said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke. Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING - absolute nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing, he went on dreamily: messing - about - in - boats; messing----'
From 'Wind in the Willows' by Kenneth Grahame.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum reopened

The CRT owned Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum was officially reopened yesterday after an extensive refit over the winter.  We were blessed with wonderful spring weather and a large crowd of people interested in the future of the museum and that of Stoke Bruerne.

Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal and River Trust, officiated and presented a very well deserved award to Louise Stockwin who managed the entire process following the untimely death of the previous museum manager, David Henderson, in early January.

In the photo taken with CRT's former working boat Sculptor,  left to right - Richard Parry, Louise Stockwin, David Blagrove and Lorna York.