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Junction Bridge Keeper’s house and office c1910.
View from Walk Bridge – 1950s
Stroudwater moorings 1950
Moorings 1964. Visit of Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology.
Towpath – after piling installed late 1960s.
Moorings – Junction end c1960’s
The Paget family on ‘Wild Rose’ – 1971
Clive Field at Saul – 1952
Clive Field – 1982 Same place, same person, same boat… different shorts
Beaves family on ‘Lorna Doone’ – 1970s. Note the white mooring posts. Good use of railway line off-cuts.
Sunset at Saul photo by Steve Davis
Sabrina Steam Launch built 1870 by Fielding & Platt of Gloucester as an Inspection Launch for the Directors and Engineer of the Gloucester – Sharpness Canal.
Steam Launch Sabrina – Engineers, Directors and their ladies
Sabrina on the G & S – 1920
Stroudwater view towards Walk Bridge. By Bristol artist Pam Kaye.
Jack Workman, Saul Junction Bridge Keeper between 1983 and 2007. The bridge became fully automated on Monday 12th October 1998. Jack still resides in the house.
Tall Ship passing southbound through Saul Junction.
Between 1997 and 2008 Cotswold Canals Trust members organised an annual festival at the Junction. Club Chair, Jill Field is seen here welcoming visitors to the first Saul Canal Festival.
This aerial view of the Festival site shows the 300 unit camp site, the Day Visitors car park, Traders camp site and the 800 seat Entertainment Pavilion. Over 300 visiting boats also line the canal.
This view shows the Festival line up of RW Davis built boats, trade and craft marquees on the car park, Riverside Green trade stands on Wycliffe ground and the Entertainment Pavilion in the adjoining field.
Drum and Monkey Bar. A busy place for the duration of the Festival.
The Drum and Monkey was managed by a qualified licensee and staffed entirely by volunteers.
The festival bar was named The Drum & Monkey when organisers discovered that a pub by this name once existed in Saul just 500 metres from the Festival site. The building still exists, now as a domestic residence.
A table top canal for young enthusiasts.
Riverside Green trading – daytime crowds.
Riverside Green. Night time trading.
Main Pavilion. Evening audience.
Main Pavilion daytime audience seated.
Family fun and entertainment all around the site. Border Morris Dancers and a rock climbing wall!
Music and smiles all around the site.
Some boats float, some boats fly!
2007 Festival Campsite flooded. Four days before opening.
Waterway Recovery Group HQ. This group of volunteers brought their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and equipment to the event.
George ‘Bungle’ Eycott, a key member of the Waterway Recovery Group rescues some kit and equipment. Heavy rain and high tides meant that the 2007 Festival was cancelled just four days before opening.
River Frome, still rising!
Saul Festival 2008 was the final event organised and operated by over 300 Cotswold Canals Trust Volunteers.
Folk on the Water developed as a major element of Saul Festival.
Saul Junction. By Saul artist Jane Fryer.
Club Chair, Jill Field, celebrates completion of tree safety work. August 2020.
Sunset & Moonrise at Saul
Restored Stroudwater Footbridge Test Swing by Phil Trotter and Craig Glassonbury of RWD Boatyard on 31.03.21