Sir Samuel Whitbread, the new Patron of the B&MK Trust, wants to help complete what his forebear, also Samuel, tried to start with a waterway over 200 years ago.
Just over 200 years ago Samuel Whitbread, Member of Parliament for Bedford, was the driving force behind the plan to create a waterway linking the Grand Junction Canal (now the Grand Union at Milton Keynes) with the River Great Ouse at Bedford.
Developers must take account of the route. B&MK Waterway “one of the most well thought-out and beneficial projects”: British Waterways. Linear ponds to be dug in Marston Vale early next year – newts permitting Waterway and community boat at the heart of Bedford Waterspace Study.
B&MK Waterway at the heart of new “waterspace” studies”A revelation” – “not a bit like Milton Keynes”. Oh, yes it is – and it might not be too long before these sights become just as familiar along the River Great Ouse in Bedford following the Waterspace Study.
The Trust have run a full programme of events on both weekends so far this month, despite everything the British weather has had to throw at us. The Trust stand at the two day Woodworks festival at the Forest of Marston Vale was positively buzzing with people interested in the project.