Music and no sleep on the canal in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Music and no sleep on the canal in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 29th May, 2024   0

NARROWBOATER Robbie Cummings got musical and got little sleep when he moored up in Leamington.

His visit to the town can be seen on the new series of the popular ‘Canal Boat Diaries’ as Robbie offers a personal take on life aboard his narrowboat home the ‘Naughty Lass’.

The film-maker and waterways enthusiast explores the landscapes, towns and cities of the Midlands before heading south down the Grand Union Canal. Along the way he shares his passion for industrial heritage and celebrates the lesser-known stretches of our most challenging inner city canals.

His latest journey takes him from Braunston, Northamptonshire considered to be the spiritual home for narrowboaters, through Birmingham’s maze of canals before he heads south.

Expect peace and tranquillity, but also plenty of drama that comes with boating along underused stretches of England’s canals.

In the first episode of the new series, Robbie stops in Leamington for a weekend. He visits a specialist guitar shop and is kept awake by some noisy students in nearby flats.

The new series is on weeknights at 7pm starting June 3 on Yesterday Channel and available on demand on UKTV PLAY from the beginning of June.



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