The Winter Warmer brought together all manner of boaters from the raggedy to the sharp suited. All were greeted with a warm cup of mulled cider and a roasting fire. As bellies filled up on chilli bombs everyone settled in to hear Cassi Perry speak of the diverse group of boaters who upheld their rights to live, moor and navigate the Oxford canals.
Cassi highlighted that there were different ways to campaign, including creating art, writing to the press and speaking at public meetings, and that it worked well to fight using different approaches and for boaters to make the most of the variety of skills they had. As a result, the community were able to shape the way that the waterways are used today.
Here the NBTA Londoners are setting up for the Winter Warmer at the London Action Resource Center. The burners on and mulled wine at the ready.
“I really enjoyed being part of the night. There was a welcoming, communal atmosphere which made this event all the more worthwhile.” said Rosh of the boat Thistle.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the running of the event and for the £195 raised which helped to fund the evening and the future of the NBTA London.
We will endeavor to continue in our efforts to champion the needs of boat dwellers without home moorings.
Seasons Greetings to all,
From NBTA London.
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