Ilkeston’s historic journey through King’s Cross

Buddy the shire horse taking a break at Thornbridge Community Garden

It’s been fantastic to see the historic narrow boat, the Ilkeston (built in 1912), travel through our neighbourhood being pulled by Buddy, the lovely shire horse. This was the first time a narrow boat has been pulled this way on London’s waterways for 60 years. Thanks to Lisa Tang for these photos taken on 23 August, and the event was carried on the BBC news site together with a lovely film showing the Ilkeston, Buddy and

Buddy at the London Canal Museum in KX

Battlebridge Basin – oh and Kate Adie!

Kate Adie meets Buddy the horse on New Wharf Road

The Ilkeston will be moored at our very own London Canal Museum until 23 September, open to families as part of the museum’s fun summer events programme. It’s one no KXite should miss!

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. http://www.cookiewp.com She also manages King's Cross Community Projects http://www.kccp.org.uk
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