Idle Women come to Saltisford on 4 June at 2.00 pm

A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II. A shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed the Idle Women, who took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72’ narrow boats and 55 tons of cargo. A summer’s afternoon in the beautiful gardens of Saltisford Arm featuring Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie). And a nice cup of tea…

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