Canal society celebrate 30 years

Members marked the 30th anniversary of the Leighton Buzzard Canal Society at the Globe Inn, Linslade with a celebratory meal.

The centrepiece of the table was a special cake in the form of a canal narrow boat made by Pauline of the Ridgmont Station tea rooms.

To end the evening, and mark the anniversary, a watercolour painting of a coal carrying narrow boat passing under a bridge near to the Globe was presented to Carol, the new landlady of the Globe Inn for display.

The painting was donated by committee member Mike Bowley supported by secretary Andrew Robinson and treasurer John Toy.

John, one of the founder members of the society, had arranged the event which was attended by 20 members.

The canal society is a group of canal enthusiasts including some boat owners, who have a special interest in working narrow boats and the rich heritage that the canals of the country offer.

The annual meeting will be held on Saturday, October 25 at 3pm at The Barn, Heath & Reach to elect the committee for the next year and discuss future activities.

Meetings a take place most months and are informal. If you are interested in joining the society, contact Andrew Robinson on 01525 378656.