Introducing the festival
Since 1986, the first Sunday in September has been the date of the Angel Canal Festival every year. But not in 2020.
Due to the impact of coronavirus there is no 2020 festival. This exhibition aims to provide a flavour of the festival
since the turn of the century. It isn't a full history, more an esoteric collection of the most pleasing pictures available.
The exhibition has been put together by London Canal Museum and we would like to thank the contributors
Festival on Water
The festival takes place around City Road Lock, Islington, and the north of the City Road Basin, and extends to some
surrounding streets and of course the towpath. We start this exhibition with some pictures of the festival on the water.
The narrowboat Helix carries a symbolic angel, 2007.
The boat belongs to the late Alex Nunes, who is seen with wife Jenny.
A brave and sporting Mayor of Islington, 2016
The passenger boat Jenny Wren always does trips through Islington Tunnel
Canues from Islington Boat Club are a lot of fun! 2005
2007. A big bird afloat.
Islington Boat Club plays a central role each year - it is a water based youth club and more, based in the basin.
The smallest boat of the festival? 2007.
In 2012 the historic horse boat Ilkeston visited the festival after an epic journey from the National Waterways
Museum, Ellesmere Port, to the London Canal Museum. The LCM crew can be seen looking up at the camera as the boat passes through the lock.
The community boat Angel has always taken a leading role. In 2012, bringing the Mayoral party to the site.
The London Canal Museum's tug Bantam IV receives a serenade, in 2003
He's having fun really, he isn't drowning! 2017
The floating hot tub is a recent addition to the London canal scene. 2017.
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