Tipton Canal & Community Festival
On September 17 & 18th we joined the inaugural Tipton Community Festival to introduce The Gauging House Redevelopment project. Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund Start up Grant we are undertaking research and consultation to begin to develop a wider understanding of the context of this site and how it can be reimagined for today’s purposes and contribute positively to Tipton and wider Canal Communities.
We gathered some amazing historical stories from Boat People whose family was born in the original cottages on the site of the Gauging House as well as collecting some brilliant ideas for potential community uses, reinstating as a dry dock, micro brewery, community bakehouse, comedy/ performance venue and petting farm. We are looking forward to continuing our research of this historically significant canalside building as well as developing further relationships with the Tipton Community for reimagining this building.