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

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Protecting the Pavement

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Daylight

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Mind that Lampost

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Almost there

 

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Not quite a splash

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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

Alan

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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