Celebrate Stourport’s History as a Heritage Inland Port

September 9, 2023
- 17:00
Canal Basins

Following the recent announcement that Stourport-on-Severn has been awarded “Heritage Inland Port” status, we invite you to help us celebrate the beginning of this journey.

On Saturday 9th September from 10am-5pm there will be a variety of entertaining heritage activities taking place around the lower and upper canal basins, which have shaped the history and development of the town just as the harbours and ports along our coasts, rivers and canals. Activities include guided walks and the opening of Stourport Forward’s Heritage Rooms which include The Tontine Stable & The Old Ticket Office.

Stourport Forward’s historic working canal boat, Bramble, will also be on display and volunteers will be present to answer questions and allow visitors to view the living quarters and cargo area. In addition, The Fetch Theatre Company will be running family scrunch puppet-making workshops throughout the day and Stourport Yacht Club will be hosting displays about the history of this historic working port with the opportunity to purchase food and drink.

It has all the makings of a memorable day, and Heritage Stourport would love as many people to join us as possible! There will be a small fee for the puppet workshops, but the other activities will be free of charge.

There is no need to book, just turn up on the day between the advertised times.

Heritage Harbours is a joint initiative between National Historic Ships UK, Historic England and the Maritime Heritage Trust to help safeguard and conserve our most historic locations including the buildings, quays, shipyards, and environments that make them so special.

Some events may be operating with restrictions or may be cancelled unexpectedly due to COVID-19 restrictions. Check before you travel.
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