On Friday September 6th, Vixen carried passengers from Hebden Bridge to Mytholmroyd, as part of their guided history walk with Diana Monahan exploring the Rochdale Canal. Some passengers assisted as crew at the locks. Then the boat arrived in Sowerby Bridge on Saturday September 7th for the Rushbearing Festival. The canal basin there features in the large festival. Thousands of visitors from around the country attended the weekend processions, held in glorious sunshine. This Year the procession of the rushcart visited The Navigation Inn for the first time.