Sunday 26th September 2021

We journey to Stoke Bruerne where there’s a unique example of a compact modern-day village with working examples of historic features that still have relevance in the present day. We take turns to cruise the Grand Union Canal which runs through the heart of the village and offers a combination of locks and the famous Blisworth canal tunnel as examples of the technology of the early Industrial Revolution. In the very centre of this is the Canal Museum, displaying a range of artefacts from the two hundred-year-old story of the canal, bringing to life the importance of the canals in shaping our modern society, the boats and the cargoes that were carried within living memory, and the life-style of the men, women and children who lived on and made the canals work. Away from the canal the village possesses excellent examples of an agricultural community’s life in the 19th century, with farmhouses, labourer’s cottages, barns and similar buildings still in use in a modern context. After enjoying a traditional 3 course Sunday Lunch, we take a short journey to the popular Cherry Lane Garden Centre to relax and browse before the return journey. Lunch Menu: Slow Roasted Rib of Beef with Yorkshire Pudding & Horseradish Sauce or Leek & Mushroom Parcel All served with a selection of fresh vegetables & potatoes. Fresh Strawberries & Clotted Cream, Tea or Coffee with Mints LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS DUE TO BARGE CAPACITY – PLEASE BOOK EARLY

  • Depart 09.15hrs.

  • Ticket: Ad:: £56.00

  • SC:: £54.00

  • CH:: £50.00 – Includes Traditional Sunday Lunch. (Vegetarian option available on request)

  • Home 17.45hrs

  • SPECIAL NOTE: The recommended visit time will be allowed at this venue