HEREFORDSHIRE and Gloucestershire Canal Trust are preparing for a Winter Fayre at Newent Memorial Hall.

The free event will run from 9.30am to 3pm on Saturday, November 13. It will include crafts, gifts, refreshments, luxury Christmas hamper draw and a Canal Trust display. 

The Trust has been working since the 1980s to fully restore the 34-mile canal that runs from Gloucester to Hereford, passing through Newent, Dymock and Ledbury along the way.

The trust’s stated objective is: “The reconstruction of the full length of the canal from Gloucester to Hereford. The vision is a sustainable, fully-navigable waterway and towpath, reconnecting the rural communities between the cities of Hereford and Gloucester, and bringing environmental and economic benefits to both counties as well as recreational opportunities for local people and visitors alike.” 

The trust also holds regular social evenings the third Tuesday of every month at The Royal Oak Inn at Much Marcle.

To find out more about the trust, visit