Announcement: Very sadly we are CLOSED for 2020 due to the UK Coronavirus
Date Added: 19/03/2020 @ 10:14am
Jacquie and I have received lots of questions regarding our re-opening of Tiverton Canal Co - ie: the Horse-Drawn Barge, Ducks Ditty Bar, Boat Hire and Canal Shop following the Covid-19 Lockdown.
As I’m sure you’re all aware, due to the particular nature of our attraction … the lockdown, the social distancing rules and the devasting effect this pandemic has had on the coach industry, has hit us particularly hard.
Following a great deal of consultation with friends in the coach industry, accountants and Devon County Council. Jacquie and I have very sadly and very reluctantly decided that Tiverton Canal Co., will remain closed for the rest of the 2020 season. Economically we believe this is the best way to ensure the long term future of one of the last Horse-Drawn Barges in Great Britain.
We have been extremely touched by the positive comments of support, offers of help and concerns about Tiverton Canal Co and our Heavy Horses. We would like to take this opportunity to say A BIG THANK YOU to YOU ALL, including our friends, supplies and companies we do business with.
We’ve been asked … how can friends of the Horse-Drawn Barge help support over this difficult time? and a few friends have suggested that we could sell the large old shoes from our heavy horses …. which Jacq and I think is a great idea, do contact us if you are interested or have any other ideas of support which would be very welcome.
We would also like to take this opportunity to announce that 2020 Gift Vouchers will now be made valid for 2021 season … and from July we are taking group bookings for 2021 ….
See you all again at Easter. 😊
Thank You & Best Wishes
Philip & Jacquie Brind
Tiverton Canal Co. tel: 01884 253345
A Passion to Keep Great Britain’s Living Heritage Alive
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