Floating traders AP


Following on from her November print column, ALI RAY meets a few more of Britain’s Roving Canal Traders to see what floats their narrowboats

Floating traders

Posted on 11 November 2017

In November’s print magazine, Ali Ray went aboard The Cheese Boat – a narrowboat that travels the waterways of Britain offering artisan Welsh cheese for sale. This is just one of a host of trade boats that sell their wares directly from their vessels. Officially known as Roving Canal Traders you might be lucky enough to find them on a towpath near your campsite or at a Floating Market – of which there are many that take place around the country throughout the year. See the link for the traders’ calendar which has details of markets and canal festivals.

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