Hold the boat! The little Venice canal cavalcade is coming to town!

Make way! make way! Canal voyaging vessels shall be collecting together on the 5th of May! For three days a whole heap of fun is to be had on the shores of Little Venice..

On the May Bank Holiday weekend (5th-7th) the tranquil waters of Little Venice pool will spring to life via the ‘Canal cavalcade’.The event has been running since 1983 and has attracted people from far and wide, and is an annual delight for local residents. There will be activities for all the family with a pageant of boats, live music, kids activities, competitions, Morris Dancers, a real ale bar, a wide selection of food! Not to mention one of the highlights being the dusk ‘Boat illumination parade’

Admission is Free, the event is run by IWA volunteers.

A link to the programme-

*This year’s explosion of ducklings will be bobbing about amidst the fun. Please do remember to bring peas if you want to feed them- bread is not their natural diet and causes difficulties.

Opportunity to discover the secrets of your family tree…

Is your family driving you mad? Perhaps it’s time to find out where they really came from…

Did your Great great granny invent the pogo stick? Do you have a long lost uncle Roger? At 14.00 hours on Saturday the 19th of may, there is a free introductory session at the City of Westminster Archives Centre. The session is aimed showing participants how to get started and make the best use of the archives and their collections. For anyone who has not already ventured into discovering their own family tree it is an ideal opportunity to get started.
To book a place:
Please call 02076415180 or email archives@westminster.gov.uk .
There is also more information on www.westminter.gov.uk/archives.