THE Whitchurch Waterway Festival made waves over the weekend, drawing crowds to its picturesque stretch of the Llangollen Canal.

The event, which was re-branded in 2019, played host to attendees hailing from Shropshire and the wider north-west region.

With the mercury soaring, attendees revelled in the sun-drenched festivities.

Whitchurch Herald: Whitchurch Waterway Festival

A spokesperson for the event said: "Congratulations to the winners at the canal festival.

“Whitchurch Mayor, Cllr Andy Hall was joined by Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Tullis Matson and Shropshire Councillor, Peggy Mullock who, with Hilary Seward and Mark Lacey from Whitchurch Waterway Trust, judged and presented prizes for 'Best Stall' and 'Best Boat'.


The festival, which took place on Saturday and Sunday, September 2 and 3, attracted a fleet of narrowboats, their owners peddling a treasure trove of canal arts and crafts.

Volunteers offered free boat trips, and a medley of competitions added to the excitement, making the Whitchurch Waterway Festival an unforgettable weekend of community spirit and celebration.

Whitchurch Herald: Whitchurch Waterway Festival

There were lots of stalls, a towpath café, live music, food, and narrowboat traders who entertained the masses for the two days.

Visitors also were lucky as the weather was amazing with high temperatures and lots of sun.