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Princess Anne to open the new wharf in Hunton Bridge
1:50pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
Princess Anne will open a new Wharf and name the new narrowboat at South West Herts Youth and Community Narrowboat Project, Old Mill Road, Hunton Bridge, tomorrow (Wednesday).
The building of a new narrowboat, for use by families or groups with a disabled member, and the rebuilding of the wharf to make it more accesible, were funded by a bequest from the late Graham Picket.
Further fundiing for the wharf came from the Cemex Community Fund.
The new boat, to be named Pickles Folly, will join the project’s 12-berth community boat Dick’s Folly and will be available to youth and community groups for use on the Grand Union Canal.
The two boats together can carry 22 people for day or part day, weekends or week-long expeditions.
Pickle’s Folly is equipped with a wheelchair lift and specially designed accommodation.
Here Royal Highness Princess Royal will be met by Mrs Jo Connell the Deputy Lietenant of Hertfordshire and other civic dignitaries before beeing introduced to the trustees, committee members and volunteers of the Project.
HRH will also meet the funders of the project and those responsible for constructing the wharf and the boat as well as boat users.
The South West Herts Narrowboat Project is a charity staffed and run by volunteers.
The project regulary runs more than 100 days trips per year.
Dick’s Folly and Pickle’s Folly are available to all youth and community groups in return for a fee to cover running costs. For bookings, groups should contact Janet White, during office hours, on 01923 224411.
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