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In 1977 we hired our first narrowboat from Anglo Welsh at Market Harborough.From that moment our destiny was set. In 2006 we finally purchased our own brand new 57' narrowboat which we named 'Free Spirit'. Our aim is to travel the length and breadth of all the navigable rivers and canals of the UK. This will be our story as it unfolds.

Saturday 27 May 2023

Day one and the Rally is declared open/

 Opening day and the weather was perfect. So many more historic boats came up the lock and room was found for them all. The traders with their stalls arrived, such a variety which hopefully will keep the public coming in for more. And what a first day. The band walked to Anchor bridge, climbed into Meteor and Bath and gave all below lock a resounding chorus of Royal Britannia as they passed the boats. VIPs arrived and we had Richard Parry, Canal and River Trust Chief executive, pay a visit. All in all the day was a resounding success and with the Lancaster fly past tomorrow, we hope for bigger crowds than today.


Anonymous said...

Much organisation must have gone into planning such a grand event, well done yous.
Lovely action photos of everyone plus a wonderful array of boats.
I particularly liked to see the band playing in the hold which attracted everyones attention.
All, well portrayed by the official photographer!
Ann xx

Marilyn, nb Waka Huia said...

A grand effort, everyone!

Adam said...

Richard Parry had a busy weekend — he was at the Crick Show on Sunday.

Ian and Irene Jameison said...

We had a long chat with him, Adam. Between Green and Potters lock is a sunken cruiser almost in the middle of the channel. It's been there for months and he knew nothing about it. Ian showed photos, and we hope he may do something about it now. We live in hope!

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