Four years ago the crews of a dozen boats moored in Scarisbrck Marina got together one summer's evening. This year the number of boaters has been restricted to 200 and the Scarisbrick Marina Canal Festival runs from Friday evening July8 to Sunday July10.
For the past couple of days there has been a steady stream of visiting boats arriving and many have remembered their bunting and lights.
Over the weekend the Marina will be open to the public with a ceilidh and hogroast on Saturday night. Craft stalls and visiting bands will keep the public entertained in the two marquees.
2016 is the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and this promises to be a worthy start to our celebrations.
In two weeks time we will be attending the Blackburn Canal Festival which is also in its fourth year.