Dawn Rose, the only Chesterfield Canal Boat in existence, built by hand by our volunteers, will be running horse boating displays on several Sundays during the summer.
The dates set are:
July 21st, August 4th, August 25th, September 8th, September 29th.
The times will be from 12 Noon to 3 p.m.
The horse is Charlie. You may have seen Charlie during the Countryfile broadcast in May.
The displays will take place in Worksop. Charlie will tow Dawn Rose between the winding holes below Stret Lock and opposite Sandhill Lake (Godfrey’s Pond), passing through Morse Lock. Stret Lock is alongside the Lock Keeper pub (S81 1TJ).
Charlie towing Dawn Rose. (Photo © John Lower)
Up to now Dawn Rose has only been towed by other boats or by people – here by Michael Edwards and Matt Baker.
Charlie being led by Matt Baker during the filming for Countryfile.