Saturday, 2 November 2013

Castlefield Event - the boat arrives at Potato Wharf

The eagerly awaited crop  of Dunham new potatoes arrive at Castlefield
The event captures the attention of  passing crowds
A display on the Arena steps showed the historical research and had activities for children and adults alike including dressing-up and a self-led food heritage trail
Cardboard cutouts in period costume were created for interactive posing and storytelling.

The  boat arrives in Castlefield from Dunham, on the Bridgewater Canal

The crop of potatoes is transported by historic narrowboat past the  Potato Wharf, at Castlefield
Standing back as Charlotte films the unloading of the cargo

Backbreaking work as the boat is unloaded

At last, after an early start and a morning of hard work, volunteers are fed Soup or Lancashire Hotpot made by the Oxnoble with our own Dunham grown potatoes

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