Big Thank You To Wednesfield!

Well the Wednesfield Canal Festival 2019 – is now over and what we have remaining isCanal Festival 2019 67272416_654203888389786_2051014696802189312_nsome great photographs and fabulous memories! Click on the link at the top of the page.

The weekend started with major concerns about the weather! It ended in great big smiles…

On Saturday Morning the wind was fierce, and the squalls were heavy. But we took the  decision to carry on, when other shows across the region were being forced into abandoning events as the weather grew angrier. The Express and Star called the decision to continue as being ‘Brave’, and it was a brave decision. But what it did was to become the start of  a fabulous weekend.

I want to thank the people of Wednesfield for coming and taking part in the event. Without your participation there would have been no festival.

There will be some further announcements about the statistics and the success as we get to collate the whole weekend. In the meantime I want to thank ‘Hands on Wednesfield’ – The Volunteers Group who have worked so hard to deliver this amazing Festival. Simon Hamilton, James Clarke, Simon Archer, Lyndsey Williams were stand out champions. Jim Duncan and The Nickelodeon Licensee Dani were two other champions of the event.

The Canal and River Trust and Mark Welsby of The Bentley Bridge Leisure Park were phenomenal in their support for the event. The fifth time we have operated a Festival here in Wednesfield. I think its fair to say that we will be holding another one next year same week end!

Will you be back with friends to take part?!

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more