Bath’s first floating market underway.

Bath’s first-ever floating market is underway today, tomorrow and Monday at Darlington Wharf on the Kennet and Avon Canal.

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A line of narrow boats – selling all manner of things- are moored along that stretch of the waterway from the tunnel into Sydney Gardens out towards the sloping exit path to Grosvenor Bridge and the London Road.

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The narrowboat-based men and women are trading between 11 am and 4pm and there’s also refreshments, pizza and a busker’s stage – if you fancy a go.

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Just a warning for cyclists – and l am one – please dismount when you pass through that stretch. There are a lot of people there – with children and dogs – and l witnessed one speeding and selfish cyclist while l was there.

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While we’re talking about the slope down to Grosvenor Bridge, regular users will know young Nat Cross has been hard at work developing a market garden beside the main line to London.

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He has started his Saturday openings today. A chance to see where the fresh produce you buy has been grown.

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