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Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire

The Friends of The Canal Museum are a registered charity originally set up in 2006 to support the work of The Canal Museum at Stoke Bruerne through volunteer effort and fundraising....find out more ABOUT US


Gas masks and ration coupons at the ready. Our vintage 40s weekend is next on the agenda. Make a date in your diary for 12th-13th September when Spitfires will be flying overhead and the glamorous Lola Lamour will be entertaining the troops underneath the arches of the canal bridge.

The village of Stoke Bruerne is busy taping up windows, filling sandbags and getting ready for the Allied Invasion.

See what's planned on our Village at War page.

Living Backyard

New Sister Mary Exhibit now on show

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Dr Della Sadler-Moore [left] and Lorna York unveil the story of the canals long distance boatmen and families consultant – Sister Mary Ward, BEM.
Lorna York and Della Sadler-Moore, with help from David Blagrove have researched and developed an exciting new display about the life of Sister Mary Ward, nurse to the boat families who lived here in Stoke Bruerne. During the course of research, Lorna & Della uncovered new information which was previously unknown. Wolverhampton University funded the panels through Dr Della’s research into “Care on the Cut” which have replaced older interpretation with an accurate timeline and re discovered black and white images.

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