|The "Wharf Theatre" beside the canal.|
Below is another interesting Wharf building. Once warehouses, it is now the home the canal museum, information centre and shop. Devizes Canoe Club is also based here, and every year at Easter stages the world famous "Devizes to Westminster" canal race, the longest canal marathon in the world. Elite crews and those of amateurs and young people leave at intervals on Good Frioday and must negotiate all the locks to Reading, and then onto the River Thames towards London. The record is around 18 hours! Amazing, but the canoeists do have support teams. www.dwrace.org.uk Every year the smell of bacon butties wafts around the Wharf, as the early morning starters tuck in before their gruelling paddle to Westminster in London. Many famous rowers enter the race, and next year Steve Redgrave says he hopes to take part.
|The Old Wharf Building, home of the K & A Trust's shop, museum and information centre.|
|What's On? This Christmas it's "The Witches" by Roald Dahl.|
|The new Main Entrance. Note the bricked up windows of the old warehouse.|
|The Old Crane still attached to the wall.|