Crick is a village set in the pleasantly rolling countryside of Northamptonshire and yet close to good communications to major UK cities. It has a growing population approaching 2,000 and a history stretching back to the Doomsday Book.
The village is set on the Grand Union Canal and has a large marina where the famous annual Crick Boat Show is held.
Crick also has a well-regarded primary school and a fine church housing a rare church organ, restored in 2009 with help from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The church building has also been repaired and restored in 2011, thanks to help from English Heritage.
Special Events held or coming up this year
Celebrate - The Elliot Organ in St.Margaret's Church was 200 years old in 2019!
The 200th Anniversary of the Elliot Organ in St.Margaret's Church was held in a special Concert of Organ Recitals on Saturday 12th October 2019.
Celebrate - Crick tunnel was 200 years old on August 9th 2014
The Crick History Society in collaboration with other societies along the old 'Grand Union' canal, as it used to be called, celebrated the 200th anniversary of the official opening of the canal from Foxton to Norton Junction, near Long Buckby wharf. Their primary focus was on Crick Tunnel and Crick Wharf.
For more information download the old 2014 Crick Tunnel advert or contact the Crick History Society (Bryan Turner on 01788 824545 email:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Celebrate the Canals at the Crick Boat Show
The canal world converges again in May for the 14th annual Crick Boat Show & Waterways Festival, held at Crick Marina near Rugby in Northamptonshire.
The shows, which usually takes place on the last Bank Holiday weekend in May each year, are expected to attract 25,000 visitors, is organised by Waterways World in partnership with the Canal & River Trust and Crick Marina.
Over 200 exhibitors will showcase thousands of inland waterways products and services, from boats, engines and chandlery to holidays, brokerage and insurance. And the event offers an exciting programme of family entertainment, including boat trips, live music, children's activities, arts and crafts stands, a large variety of food and drink stalls, competitions and seminars on boat owning, boat buying and living afloat.
Peter Johns, Publisher of Waterways World and Show Director, says: "Come along to the Crick Boat Show over the Whitsun bank holiday weekend at the end of May to enjoy a celebration of our canals. The Kingfisher Boating Marquee will be filled with exciting new waterway products and services and plenty of special show offers, while the marina will be packed with new boats to view."
And there's a fantastic programme of entertainment for all the family, including extra trip boats so that more visitors can get afloat. So come along to find out more about Britain's canals and rivers and enjoy a great day out in the Northamptonshire countryside.
Crick Boat Show will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except the Bank Holiday Monday, when it closes at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance, with significant savings on gate prices. Family tickets (two adults and two children) are available. Entry is free for under 5's.
Crick Scarecrow Weekend : usually on the 2nd full weekend in July
Following the success of our previous Scarecrow Weekends, by great popular demand, and with the support of the Parish Council, we held a Scarecrow Weekend again last year. We are planning with your help to make it even bigger and better than in previous years.
Christmas Candlelight Carol Service in St.Margaret's Church
A Festival of Lessons and Carols Service is held each year in St.Margaret's Church, usually on the Sunday before Christmas at 6pm. Don't miss this opportunity to come along to sing and listen to some of your favourite carols. All are welcome. Mince pies and wine will be served after the service. Check details on the St,Margaret's website tab at the top of the page.
There are two woods in Crick: Crick Jubilee Wood and Crick Millennium Wood, both managed by Crick Woodlands management committee. Click here to visit their web site.