Major Event to Mark World Heritage Success

A major event to celebrate Wales’ newest World Heritage Site will culminate in a spectacular firework finale. Earlier this summer Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal was granted World Heritage Status, joining the ranks of elite heritage sites like the Taj Mahal and Acropolis.

To mark the achievement, a public celebration is being planned for Saturday, October 3rd at Trevor Basin.

The event starts at 12noon, with stalls, activities, fairground-rides, face-painting, falconry displays, ferret racing, puppet shows, a magician, ventriloquist and lots more.

There will also be the chance to enjoy music by the canal, listen to the world-famous Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir, see demonstrations of traditional canal crafts and find out how the aqueduct and canal were built.

The day will finish with a spectacular firework display at 7pm.

The event is being organised by Wrexham Council and British Waterways, with help from community groups in the area.

Lead member Councillor Bob Dutton said: “Achieving World Heritage Status places the aqueduct in the company of the world’s elite heritage sites. This is a free event and we hope as many people as possible will join us to mark this fantastic achievement.”

The stalls will be open from 12noon-5pm, entertainment will be provided in the main marquee from 2.30pm-6.45pm, with a lantern parade at 6.45pm and the firework finale at 7pm.


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