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nb Dragonfly back in Swindon after Melksham River Festival
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:16
10th September  Dragonfly is back in Swindon after her adventures at The River Festival  at Melksham.  


Protecting the Pavement




Mind that Lampost


Almost there



Not quite a splash


She is home !!- Rob in the white hard hat

The Independent Melksham News"First ever Melksham River Festival hailed a huge success"

Read article in The Melksham Independent News

Boatmaster Robert Yeowell said, "We were delighted that so many people
wanted the chance to experience this beautiful river and its wildlife
from the water. Some were lucky enough to see a kingfisher, heron or even
a bird of prey, as well as the local moorhens, coots, swans and ducks.
Any visitors who were disappointed not to get a trip at Melksham,
will be very welcome at Kingshill Swindon once Dragonfly is
returned to her usual berth." 
Photo from The Melksham Independent News Wednesday 10th September


Click here to read report and photos on the Melksham River Festival 
26th August Dragonfly has been lifted out of the Wilts & Berks Canal and taken to Melksham.  
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Swindon Advertiser 

27 August 2014


Read the article on line


Comments from the Swindon Advertiser

I'm glad she'll get to be with other
boats for a bit. She seems a little
lonely up on the canal never seeing
any other boats. All the more
reason to get the restoration
process completed 
Swindon will be a better town for it. 
Believe me !

Redhouse Red

They've done a superb job
with the canal.  It' really is
something for the town
to be proud of.
Well done to all concerned



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Above and below Dragonfly being steamed cleaned at Thamesdown Transport Ltd
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Above - Arrival at Cooper Tyre & Rubber Co
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Gentle lift into the River Avon
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The tree that was removed
at the last minute so that the
Festival can take place