Read the latest news from Tooley’s Boatyard Trust

  • Hardy – Historic Wooden Narrowboat
    Help us to restore Hardy Restoring a wooden boat is a lot of work and is very expensive! A year ago we asked local people and visitors to the canal festival whether they think it will be worth doing. We got a resounding “Yes”. A little progress has been made during the year, though not …

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  • Banbury Canal Festival 2023
    Weekend 30th September to 1st October 2023 is Banbury Canal Festival held around the Oxford Canal in the town centre. Now a two day event this was previously Banbury Canal Day, originated by the Inland Waterways Association to celebrate 50 years of the IWA in 1996. It later became an annual event. Banbury Canal Festival …

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  • Theatre and Music in the Dock
    For Banbury Canal Festival 2023 The Village Butty and Alarum Productions present a series of events at Tooley’s Boatyard, a 254 year-old working dry dock in Central Banbury. Incredible acoustics and an atmosphere most venues would kill for. Only open a week a year, get your tickets now! Live at Tooleys Dry Dock Friday 29th …

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  • Age UK Boat Trip on Dancing Duck
    This week Age UK Oxfordshire booked a boat trip on Dancing Duck. Members of the group met at Tooley’s Boatyard for a trip lasting around an hour. This was followed with Tea/coffee and cake at the boatyard. The sun shone and according to the organisers the attendees couldn’t have been happier. They all thoroughly enjoyed …

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  • Relocation of Boatyard visitor entrance
    A new proposal was revealed at Banbury Canal Festival this month to relocate Tooley’s Boatyard visitor entrance to the north west. It would enhance the pedestrian access to Tooley’s using the side of Castle Quay alongside the canal. The proposals aim to improve the visitor offer and sustainability of the Boatyard business by creating greater …

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