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Waterways fans flock to boat festival
6:38pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
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WATERWAYS fans flocked to this year’s Black Country Boating Festival at Bumble Hole Nature Reserve in Netherton.
The 27th annual event, held at the reserve off Windmill End on Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, attracted thousands of visitors.
As well as around 100 colourful narrow boats - the family-oriented community event also featured a host of trade and charity stalls, canalside entertainment, competitions, a fun fair, real ale bar and boat trips along the Dudley No 2 canal.
Organised and run entirely by volunteers, it has also helped raise more than £100,000 for local and national charities over the years.