Just Like Hong Kong!- Floating ‘Pop Up’ Market In Bentley Bridge…..

14390919_10154713503884750_7667418284868141118_n-doggy-boat-nightIf you have read about the floating markets in the Far East like Hong Kong, but have never been able to visit. Well you are in for a treat as I have been contacted by the following Canal Boat Traders who will be visiting the Bentley Bridge Moorings in Wednesfield on the Wyrley & Essington canal. We can have our own version of a Far Eastern Floating Market!

 The confirmed boats Trading at Bentley Bridge canal moorings this coming weekend from Friday 30th Sept to Sunday 2nd are – Shop on the Water: The Doggie Boat: Plants on Cut: The Beverage Boat: The Art Boat: The Toastie Boat:  They have messaged me with this very cheerful message – “Come and see us, Shop on the Water and The Doggie Boat will be doing some end of seasons bargains, great for Christmas.”

I am told that they will also be sporting Christmas lights!

So here we are in Autumn folks and the Wyrley & Essington canal is again live with activity, come along over the days they are trading. have a chat with them about their life on the canal.  Support the traders as they give life to our 220 year old canal, and believe me the boats are very colourful.

Make’s great photographs! Tell your friends and lets get a good turn-out over that week-end.

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