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Festival marks 50th birthday

Some of the barges on display at the Grand Union Canal. Photo: Olivia Paterson

A special gala festival has been taking place to mark the 50th anniversary of the canal museum at Stoke Bruerne in Northamptonshire.

The Grand Union Canal runs right through the village. It was actually the last part of the canal to be opened, in 1805. Along this stretch there are 7 locks. For hundreds of years they've made Stoke Bruerne a bustling place.

The Grand Union Canal. Credit: ITV News Anglia