Cosgrove Canal Festival a huge success

Narrowboat

The Cosgrove Canal Festival and Craft Fair took place on 11th and 12th July . The Buckingham Canal Society (BCS) event was held in conjunction with the Cosgrove Village’s traditional festival, the Cosgrove Feast with both festivals proving to be a huge success .

Visitors and families from the around the area enjoyed food and craft stalls along the Grand Union Canal at Cosgrove Lock and at the nearby Village Hall.

Historic narrowboats and trade boats lined the canal at Cosgrove and visitors were tempted to homemade fudge and ice cream, as well as beautifully designed jewellery and crafts . In the Village Hall, there was bric­ a-brac, wooden craft and alpaca scarf stalls, with coffee and cake to indulge in too. Saturday evening also included an extremely popular fish and chip supper .

BCS were on hand to showcase its restoration plans and current progress ofthe re-watering of the Buckingham Arm of the canal and visitors were invited to sponsor a brick and help raise funds for the project

The festival was also an opportunity for the MK Dons football team to reveal their proposal for a club and community centre at Cosgrove to the local residents. The proposal is for outdoor and indoor pitches along the Old Stratford Cut, which BCS is currently working to restore. As part of their proposal, MK Dons have indicated their intention to support the restoration project currently being undertaken at the site.