June 11, 1921

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in News Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

A party of four ladies have completed a journey by water from Bristol to Kings Langley.

The party, four in number, left Bristol on May 18 in a Canadian canoe, and arrived at Kings Langley on June 3, having traversed 187 miles on the rivers Avon and Thames, and the Kennet and Avon and Grand Junction canals.

They carried with them a small tent which they pitched each evening and slept in. The last night was spent in Cassiobury Park.

The adventurers arrived in excellent health and spirits, though somewhat travel stained, full of enthusiasm about their trip, and are now seeking new waterways to conquer.

[From the Watford Observer of June 11, 1921]

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