Stourport on Severn was the only town in Britain to be built because of a canal! It grew up rapidly because the engineer James Brindley decided that the tiny village of Mitton was the best place for the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal to join the River Severn . It’s now 300 years since Brindley’s birth and Stourport Forward are celebrating in style!
Local businesses, schools and groups are being invited to decorate a Brindley Boat in time for Heritage Open Days in September. The boats will be displayed in the Tontine Gardens on 10th and 11th September and will then be on display in Stourport on Severn Library for a month.
Everyone completing a boat will be mentioned in a publicity leaflet and visitors to the event will be invited to vote for their favourite!
Businesses, schools and groups taking part will be invited to send representatives on a boat trip on The River King, on 11th September and prizes will be given for the best decorated boats.
The boats are being snapped up, but there is still plenty of time to make more. The boats are being made for us by Kidderminster charity ‘Twigs’. They can be adapted to tell the story of local schools, clubs and businesses!
To get involved and decorate your own Brindley's Boat, simply contact Eliza Botham on 07850 784895 or by e-mail - [email protected]
Click here to download the PDF application form / flyer