Great Easter Boat Gathering at the Museum
Over 2,400 visitors and boaters visited the museum during the most fabulous hot and sunny Easter weekend, bringing a real buzz to the site.
The society makes financial contributions towards museum schemes and it was great to see some of these come to fruition and be officially opened.
This included an exhibition of photographs by the late Harry Arnold (open until October 2019) which were chosen by his family as being representative of his contribution to the waterways. Harry was one of our Vice-Presidents and will be sorely missed.
Richard Parry, Chief Executive of Canal and River Trust, officially opened the slipway which includes a replica of a section of Mr Morton’s patent slipway mechanism. The society was pleased to be able to contribute to the costs of materials for this replica and to the slipway project itself as a “matched funder”.
The society’s evening meeting was well attended with Waterways Journal Volume 21 being launched. Our speaker for the evening was Margaret Harrison, Collections Manager, who gave us a presentation on Collections – empowering, relevant, dynamic.
The volunteer hub was bustling with people looking at the “making of our museum” exhibition as well as scouring the book shelves for that elusive “must-read” book.
Thank you to all our members who made the weekend a success, whether that was visiting, supporting society activities or being a Trust Volunteer. Thanks also to Dave Ditchfield, Bob Jervis and Chris Bacon for the photographs
Barbara Kay – April ’19