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Welcome to the Website

Many thanks for visiting the Canvins web site. A local family in the village of Deanshanger Northants this is just a site showing our latest events and other things we get up to. My Hobbies include keeping fit, Taking photos and movies and Mountain biking. We also get out walking and spend a lot of our time in National trust properties and park land. The events section will show family events including Birthdays etc, also you will find trips out in here. Our walks will show some of our treks through some of the Uk.'s most beautiful places including the Lake District, Peak District and to the top of the highest peaks in England, Scotland and wales.

Please remember i only put the last few articles on the homepage, please click events to find the page you are after.

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Harry Potter Studios November 2017

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The studios are in Watford so only a short trip down there, but remember you cannot get tickets down there you have to pre order on the internet. At nearly £40 each its not cheap, but it’s worth the money



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Eskdale Railway in Cumbria

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We have visited the Eskdale railway several times and it brings good memories of time spent with Harry & Doreen. It lies in the village of Dalegarth and terminates at Ravenglass on the coast with the line running near 7 miles. Its about £13 .90 for a return ticket and £3.50 to park the car for the day. Watch what time you take your train as the steam engine does not run every time you may get a diesel, check the website carefully. In great weather the journey provides some great views and you will see the Scafell range near to Waswater. I have copied the following from Wikipedia but please visit it if you are in Cumbria it makes for a good day out and little kids will love it

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Quarry Bank Mill a National Trust Property. October 2017

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Without a doubt the best national trust property we have visited. I have wanted to visit this mill for a number of years, and with a nice drive up to Cumbria for a trail race it made a good idea to stop off. On the way to Quarry bank we drove through Jodrell Bank home to the famous radio telescope and I noticed it had a visitor centre so we will have to have a look there in the years to come. Quarry bank is an old mill that was famous for the cloth and textiles it made and played a big part in the industrial revolution

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Bourne End to Henley-Upon-Thames along the Thames Path.

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A great walk along the River Thames path this time from Bourne End to Henley-Upon-Thames. This walk was about 12 miles long on nice flat ground with plenty to look at in some great Towns and Villages, also has easy transport links to get you to the start.


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Olney Runners – Squeaky Bone relay race

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A great turn out of the MBUK runners – Stewart, Danny, MItch,  & Jules run the very muddy 3.5 mile cross-country course in a time of 01:52:13 making us 34th out of 124th.


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A Holiday into Croatia, Bosnia & Montenegro September 2017

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A fantastic weeks Holiday in some great countryside, from Massive Mountains to walled ancient cities high in the hills. Some Fantastic Seafood all washed down with plenty of Wine and Beer in some great restaurants. I would recommend this place to anybody please have a look at the posts below to view the various trips we made.


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40's Weekend Milton Keynes Museum.

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Another trip to the excellent Milton Keynes museum at Stacey bushes and this time it had a 40’s weekend

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