Upcoming events

Driffield Navigation Gala, 2020

The popular annual Driffield Navigation Gala at Riverhead has had to be postponed due to restrictions in the coronavirus pandemic. Driffield Navigation Trust and Driffield Navigation Amenities Association were due to hold the event on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12. But it is hoped that a gala could be held, perhaps on August Bank Holiday weekend or sometime in September, if restrictions on social gatherings are lifted.

John Scholey, DNT chairman, says it has become very apparent there is now no way we can hold this popular event in July, "but we have not cancelled the event for this year, just postponed it at this stage, and hopefully we can hold a gala later in the summer, depending on the Covid-19 situation," he said. David Hamilton, from the DNAA, said it was a shame about the gala, but the two canal organisations had to act responsibly and with caution in a very serious situation.

 


 

Recent events

Driffield navigation Amenities Association
Christmas dinner 2019

The Christmas Dinner of the DNNA was held at the Trout Inn, Wansford on Saturday, 14th December and was a great success. Many thanks to Linda Tullock and her team.

 


 

The 2019 Raft Race

The 2019 raft race was held on the Driffield Canal as part of a family fun day on Saturday, August 24, to raise funds for Lions and Rotary charities, and raise awareness of the ongoing programme of restoration work.

See more pictures in the photo gallery.

Alan Hardy, one of the organisers, said: "We are delighted to be holding the event again, but this year it will be part of a family fun day. We want people to come along and enjoy the day, and help us to raise as much money as possible for local charities."

Activities included canalside stalls and sideshows, crafts, childrens activites including a climbing frame, radio controlled model boats, ice cream and other refeshments. There was a grand raffle with cash prizes.

 

 


 

The Navigation gala, July 2019

This event was a great success. A report and photos have been posted in thephoto gallery

 


 

Christmas Meal at the Trout Inn, Wansford, December 2018

Supporters of the 250-year-old Navigation enjoyed a Christmas Meal at the Trout Inn, Wansford, on Saturday, December 15, organised by Driffield Navigation Amenities Association. Almost 50 people attended and everyone had a good time. Many thanks to Linda Tulloch and all those who helped.

A report and photos have been posted in thephoto gallery