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Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways: Stoke Bruerne

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Stoke Bruerne Village Hall

Church Lane

Stoke Bruerne

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Join us at the Northants Rambers Walkabout Festival!

A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II. A shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed the Idle Women, who took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72’ narrow boats and 55 tons of cargo.

Come and enjoy Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie), as they follow the routes worked by lesser known women including Daphne March who worked on the Heather Bell throughout the war, on a route from Worcester to Tipton and Cannock, and then by Nancy Ridgway, over the Chesterfield, and from Liverpool to Leeds.

You can read more about Alarum theatre and our work on the website

www.alarumtheatre.co.uk

Watch the video of our 2017 tour HERE


Join in some of the other events of the Stoke Bruerne Northants Rambers Walkabout Festival!



WALKS

9.30am & 3.15pm – Health walks from Ramblers Gazebo (one hour)

10am, 1pm & 3pm – Leave Ramblers Gazebo for a walk and boat ride back (2.5 hours – must be prebooked)

10.30am & 2.15pm – Family walk leaving from Ramblers Gazebo 20 -30 minutes)

10.30am & 2pm – Guided heritage walks leaving from the Canal and River Trust Gazebo (one hour)

11am, 2pm & 4pm – Leave from the Boat Inn for a boat ride and walk back (2.5 hours – must be prebooked)

11.15am – Buggy walks leaving from Ramblers Gazebo (20 -30 minutes)

12.30m & 4pm – Tours of Stoke Bruerne lock flight leaving from the top lock (one hour)

1pm – Street stroll leaving from Ramblers Gazebo (30- 45 minutes)

ENTERTAINMENT

10am – 5pm - Free access to Stoke Bruerne Canal Museum if you register for a walk

11.30am & 2pm – Crosskey Clog Dancers at the Canal Museum Green (one hour)

1pm & 4pm – Alarum Theatre will perform at the Canal Museum Green (one hour)

7pm – Alarum Theatre will perform in the Village hall (2.5 hours – tickets must be prebooked)

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Stoke Bruerne

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