9:19am Tuesday 3rd April 2012
By Jennifer Meierhans
STOURPORT Canal Basins will spring to life for an Easter Heritage Weekend.
On Sunday and Monday, from noon until 4pm, visitors of all ages can follow an Easter trail starting from Discover Stourport at 8a Bridge Street, through the basins and town.
They can join the hunt for Easter Ted and his friends who will be hiding with clues to an Easter phrase in shop windows in the town. All children must be accompanied by an adult and successful trail entrants will receive a small prize on returning to Discover Stourport.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to discover more about the town’s history by exploring the Old Ticket Office Heritage Room, at York Street, and the Tontine Stable Heritage Room, next to the Windlass Cafe at the basins, which will be staffed by Stourport Forward volunteers.
British Waterways volunteers will allow visitors to step inside the living quarters of Swift, an authentic British Waterways heritage working boat, to gain a unique insight into life on the waterways of yesteryear.
They can take a step back in time and imagine what Stourport was like, when the town was a working canal port, where cargoes were transhipped between the River Severn and the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal.
Other attractions such as Stourport Riverside Meadows, fairground, amusements, canal basins and play area will be open throughout the Easter weekend as usual.
Pauline Annis, chairman of Stourport Forward, said: “We look forward to welcoming local people and visitors alike to enjoy the weekend with us at Stourport.”
For more details or to volunteer call Liz Sheerin on 01299 822827 or email email@example.com.
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