The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45638   Message #677462
Posted By: greg stephens
27-Mar-02 - 12:59 PM
Thread Name: Anderton boat lift reopens
Subject: RE: Anderton boat lift reopens
Well, I'm back from the opening. It was splendid. Tuesday was for the suits and the usual speeches, and a miltary band playing "RuleBritannia". Us Boat Band types were workingon fireworks and bunting, but on Wednesday (this morning) we played. The first boat belonging to a member of the public went down, to the strains of "Sloop John B" and "Overthe waterfall"(we selected the latter in case there was a spectacular malfunction, but luckily there wasnt). A good time was had by all. Thanks for all your interesting contributions to the thread.