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Dragonfly arrives in Swindon
Friday, 10 September 2010 00:00

Dragonfly arriving in SwindonOn Thursday 9th September 2010 Dragonfly the Trust's new Trip Boat arrived in Swindon. After being officially named the previous day by HRH the Duchess of Cornwall at Semington this was the first time for Dragonfly on the Wilts & Berks Canal.

 

Dragonfly being craned in

Dragonfly arrived by lorry and was craned into the canal from the New Bridge just off Mill Lane in the new Wichelstowe development with a number of on-lookers from the trust and the press.

 

 

Dragonfly in the Wilts & Berks for the first timeAs soon as Dragonfly was in the water, Tim Pyatt, Boat Operations Director, prepared her for the first trip of a narrowboat down this section of canal in 100 years.

 

 

Dragonfly doing first tripThe first trip was taken from the New Bridge north and then turned around next to Skew Bridge before returning back.

 

 

Turning around

A number of further trips were completed to prepare both the boat the the canal for running boat trips at the Wichelstowe Canal Festival the following Sunday.

 

More photos of the arrival of Dragonfly can be found in the Photo Galleries.