'Idle Women' of the Wartime Waterways comes to Batchworth Lock

6 May 2017

The Rickmansworth Waterways Trust in conjunction with The Alarum Theatre are delighted to announce that on Saturday 6th May 2017 from 4.45pm Kate Saffin & Heather Wastie will bring their performance of ‘The Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways’ to Batchworth Lock.

Working in and around the Trust’s own narrowboat ‘Roger’ this performance brings a double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed ‘Idle Women’, took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72ft narrow boats and 50 tons of cargo.

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the start of the women’s training scheme, Kate Saffin and Heather Wastie will bring Isobel’s War and Idle Women and Judies to waterside (and nearby) venues, recreating the journey the women took (London-Birmingham-Coventry-London)

We would be delighted to see you at Batchworth Lock. There will be a collection for the work of the Rickmansworth Waterways Trust as well as donations to Kate & Heather’s tour.

Tickets are free but attendance should be registered at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/idle-women-of-the-wartime-waterways-rickmansworth-waterways-trust-tickets-32903091031

We can also take reservations or give info from our ticket line-07465 238063

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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