Posts Tagged ‘History’

“A Travelling Life” art exhibition June 12th to 16th, Bath

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Julian House Travelling Communities Support Service is holding an art exhibition as part of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month this June 2017. The exhibition includes paintings, photography and crafts by members of the local Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Boater communities.

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Trade’s End

Monday, March 28th, 2016

As a holiday treat, we bring you Trade’s End by traditional folk band Whistling Treason from Bradford on Avon. You can listen to it here:

https://soundcloud.com/whistlingtreason/trades-end-demo-24bit

Here are the lyrics:

Crumb cocoa and dates,
Bottled beer stacked in crates,
Damn all the Waterways Board!
Coal by the ton for the
Old ironworks run,
Damn all the Waterways Board!

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Dead Rat Orchestra brings “The Cut” to the K&A

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Innovative folk performers Dead Rat Orchestra are bringing their 2014 show “The Cut” about the songs, sounds and heritage of the canals to the K&A from 10th to 16th August. The Orchestra will visit Crofton, Pewsey, Devizes, Bradford on Avon, Avoncliff, Bath and finally Bristol Harbour where the group’s 273-mile tour of the waterways ends at the Arnolfini Gallery.

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Mikron Theatre lose the plot in Woolhampton

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Mikron Theatre, who tour every summer on their narrowboat Tyseley, are bringing two shows to the Rowbarge at Woolhampton at the end of June.

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Tipton

Monday, June 21st, 2010

We received a message from Colin Hobbs who is looking for photos of Tipton, the coal and diesel boat featured in our article here
http://kanda.boatingcommunity.org.uk/wordpress/?p=132

Colin says “My Mother’s family worked and I guess lived on Tipton in the 1930s and 1940s, and I was wondering if there may be some old photos of the family about somewhere. The family name was Holt, my grandfather the skipper was Arthur Holt. They may have worked other boats but this is the only boat name I remember”.

If anyone can help, please contact Colin at halsewell@lineone.net