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, recently restored with help from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The church building is also in need of repair and restoration is in progress, thanks to help from English Heritage.
Special Events held this year
Celebrate - Crick tunnel will be 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, plans to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the official opening of the canal from Foxton to Norton Junction, near Long Buckby wharf. We will naturally be focussing on Crick Tunnel and Crick Wharf with a marquee on The Moorings car park.
For more information download the Crick Tunnel advert or contact the Crick History Society (Bryan Turner on 01788 824545 email:firstname.lastname@example.org).
Celebrate the Canals at Crick Boat Show 2013
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 show, which takes place on 25-27 May 2013 and is 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 2013 will be open from 10am till 6pm every day except Monday 27 May, when it closes at 5pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance, saving up to 29 per cent on gate prices. Family tickets (two adults and two children) are £24 if bought in advance or £32 on the gate. Entry is free for under 5's.
Crick Scarecrow Weekend : July 13th/14th 2013
Following the success of our 2009, 2010 and 2012 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. Click here to see more.
Have you heard about the New Crick Jubilee Wood? Click here to visit their web site.
CPRE Northants campaigns to protect rural Northamptonshire, by engaging with the West Northants Development Corporation and other bodies. Click here to visit their web site.