The NBTA will be 10 years old in 2019. Since its formation by a small group of Bargee Travellers facing eviction in 2009, it has been active in defending and supporting itinerant boat dwellers throughout the inland waterways. That’s 10 years of fighting the attempts of the navigation and local authorities to get rid of liveaboards and of standing up for the the rights of itinerant boat dwellers.
We are planning a programme of festivities to celebrate the successes of the NBTA over the past 10 years and to look forward. The main events will be:
A 10th Anniversary celebration in Leeds on Saturday 27th April 2019 with food, drink, speakers, films and more, incorporating the formal General Meeting for members. We hope that all our members currently in the North of England, the Midlands and beyond will join in. For members where the cost of travel would prevent you from getting to the General Meeting, the NBTA aims to make a contribution towards your travel.
A ‘Boats Are Homes’ demonstration and social in London on 11th May 2019 with a flotilla of boats, speakers and information on the towpath, followed by a social with food, drink and music in the evening.
We are setting up an organising group for the main event in Leeds and we invite members to join and help to put the plan into action. The Boats Are Homes demonstration and social will be organised by the NBTA’s London branch.
If you are interested in helping to organise the main celebration in Leeds please CLICK HERE and leave us a message.
If you want to help with the demo and social in London please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch this space for more details of the plans over the next few months.