Grantham Canal Society to hold exhibition at the museum

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Members of the Grantham Canal Society will be dressed in traditional clothes worn by boat people in the early 20th century as part of a three-day exhibition next week.

Visitors will see how the society is working to restore the waterway with a range of exhibits at the town museum, from Thursday until Saturday (March 23).

There will also be a workshop showing techniques used to decorate clothes and furnishings of people who lived and worked on the canal during its heyday.

Rosemary Gibson, the society’s events team leader, will be holding a workshop on the needlework of the canal boatwomen on the Saturday. Email Rosemary on RhuMaere@aol.com to book a place on the workshop.

The canal was opened in 1797 to transport coal to the town and help boost its prosperity and industrial growth.