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Dragonfly Boat 2015 News.
Friday, 08 May 2015 00:00


Images from 2015

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Henry is always there Happy Charter Flotilla outside Waitrose Store
Jigsaw Competition 
Penny Gould

IMGP4075-1000HRH The Duchess of Cornwall inaugurates Landing Stage

The Dragonfly Boat Team worked  hard  to produce a faultless performance for Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall. Cleaning, painting, filling up with diesel and water and all the tasks that made Dragonfly look wonderful.  Then Annie and Wendy who practised hard and produced a first class journey for the distinguished guests.

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Waitrose Landing Stage  

Yay, rain water coming into the canal at Skew 5th July 2015

 Pictures of the Building of the Landing Stage



 CCBM Course & Exam

Four members of the Dragonfly Boat team will be taking their CCBM test on the Kennet and Avon Canal in July and had some practice on board Lynda May on the Grand Union Canal

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We had 2 wheelchair users and all of them seemed to have a lovely time. They reported that SEQOL have 50 carers all responsible for a number of individuals, and feel sure there would be a lot more bookings in the future. One of the carers said it was so relaxing she felt she'd been given some sort of medication.

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During the trip retired GP  saved a life (hopefully). He fished a young bird out of the water that would otherwise have drowned at Beavans  Bridge on the final return run. We think it was a young crow. The bird stayed on the roof of Dragonfly all the rest of the trip; even when moored at Christine's  it just sat there through the whole procedure.  We weren't sure whether to leave it there, but in the end walked along the outer gunwale & waved  hands a bit and  it flew off into Christine's garden, so we are sure it's OK. 


Makes it all worthwhile Swindon Advertiser Letters to the Editor 24th June


 12th Swindon Beavers

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One of regular groups joined us again for a trip down the canal on Monday 8th June.
As usual they had a great time.




 12th Birthday Party - Dress to Impress!

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Dragonfly Boat Team bring Peterborough Arms to life. 

IMGP3064-1000Peterborough Arms held its first Trust Social event for the Trust on Saturday 21st March, although meetings had been held there previously. The Dragonfly Boat Team enjoyed a skittles evening. We had skittles, darts and an old 1980’s electronic pub game called Galaxians (shoot the alien spaceships).


Also available were, cards, draughts, chess, Monopoly etc, however we did not have time for all of those.  A substantial buffet was provided and a small profit was made for the Trust. We were please to welcome some members of the Peterborough Arms Steering group to our event.

The feeling was summed up by one member “it was fun to meet and play skittles and darts in our own pub! And good to meet up with some fellow Dragonfliers”


Gifts & Souvenirs of your visit to nb Dragonfly