Time to get your feet wet with…
The 42nd! ANNUAL RIVER CELEBRATION DAY
Saturday 22 June 2019
Celebrate our fabulous river, meet neighbours, and have fun!
Since 1977, our local River Celebration Day, organised by the Tidal Crane Association and supported by Thames 21 has been an opportunity for neighbours and their families to get together and enjoy the river.
All local residents interested in our wonderful river are very welcome.
What’s it all about?
10.30am: meet for coffee at Willow Cottage, 9 Talbot Road, TW7 7HG followed by River Clearing + History Walk along the upper reaches of the Tidal Crane (ends approx 12.30pm). Older children (7+) welcome but must be accompanied by parents at all times. Waders and rubbish collection equipment will be provided by Thames 21 www.thames21.org.uk – you need belt or belt loops on trousers to attach waders. Clothing: old trousers, socks and old trainers in case no waders fit, long sleeved top, warm top or sun hat/water depending on weather. If rainy, come anyway for a chat, coffee, nuggets of history, and information!
During the River Clearing there will be River Dipping for younger children (weather permitted). A chance to fish in the Crane and find out more about the creatures that live in it. Wear wellies and do bring a fishing net if you have one. Children must be accompanied by parents. Please come along to Willow Cottage coffee for safety briefing and venue information.
4pm: Family Tea + fun live music at 89 Haliburton Rd TW1 1PD (Carolyn and Richard’s)
Children welcome – please bring a cake or biscuits, home-made always especially welcome! Various children’s toys provided but feel free to bring some. Will go ahead whatever the weather!
8pm: Barbecue! (venue announced on the morning) NO CHILDREN – 16+ or babes in arms only. Please bring something to cook on the fiery coals: it helps us if you can leave plastic packaging home if at all possible. Also either a salad or a pudding to share, as well as something to drink.
For information about River Celebration Day and lots more about the tidal Crane please see the Tidal Crane Association’s website
The Tidal Crane Association will have a collection at the coffee/tea/BBQ to cover printing costs. Information about invasive species will also available on the day.
Big Lunch report
This was successful despite having to be moved into the Church on account of mercurial weather. Many thanks to All Souls for their hospitality.
Dates for your diary
22 June 2019 – River Celebration Day
31 August 2019 – Grand Annual Street Sale
12 October 2019 – International Food Day (provisional)
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