Enjoy life on Brigg waterway

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Brigg stages its second Ancholme River Festival this bank holiday weekend with activities around the historic County Bridge and down at Glanford Boat Club.

The event is about encouraging more local people to use the river’s recreational opportunities and the fun starts this Saturday, May 23, when there will be a chance for the general public to try out canoeing and rowing at the Ancholme Rowing Club’s Manley Gardens headquarters.

The recently laid riverside cycle track from Lidl Store to Castlethorpe Bridge is sure to attract plenty of cyclists too, while there will also be a water polo exhibition.

Anglers are also set to play their part, while in town there will also be a farmers’ market on Saturday.

Plus, in a major initiative, Glanford Boat Club will be staging a two-day regatta – which should be one of the highlights as the club throws open its doors to visitors.

Boat owners and club members will be laying on activities for young and old alike and stress they are open to all, with admission free on Saturday from 10am.

There will be stalls, including one run by RNLI volunteers, along with a bouncy castle, children’s rides, a fun fair and model boats. A special attraction on the river will be the former Humber Keel Boat, the Amy Howson.

Entry to the club is via Coal Dyke End off Bridge Street.