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BBWP Supports 400th Anniversary New River Celebrations

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“The ‘New River’ is no longer new and it isn’t a river,” says BBWP Director, Jo Jacobius. “This is a man-made canal, which opened in 1613, and which supplied London with vital fresh drinking water. It runs from Ware in Hertfordshire and a substantial length of the ‘river’ runs through the Borough of Enfield which is why the Enfield Museum is staging the exhibition. British Bottled Water Producers’ members was invited to get involved to show the array of different drinking water choices that are now available to us”.

The New River made an enormous difference to the viability and growth of London. BBWP members have provided bottles of water to be used as part of the display. “We congratulate Justine Stracy and the team at Enfield for arranging this celebration”, said Jo Jacobius.

Entitled ‘Water, Water Everywhere: 400 years of the New River’ the exhibition is open from 9am-5pm Mondays-Saturdays and from 10am-1pm on Sundays, opening on 26 April 2013 and running until 5 January 2014. It is to be held in the Enfield Museum, The Dugdale Centre, Thomas Hardy House, 29 London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS and entrance is free.

Historic images are available on request courtesy of Enfield Local Studies & Archive.

Article posted on: 01 April 2013

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