Scenes from earlier Beale Park Thames Boat Shows. Could that be Adrian Morgan
and the editor of Classic Boat in the pretty double-ender?
Spring is almost upon us in Southern England, and together with the first blossoms and soft new leaves on the hawthorn comes a press release announcing the Beale Park Boat Show for 2008.
This year it runs from the 6th to the 8th of June.
Set around a scenic seven-acre lake by the River Thames in Berkshire, the show’s best feature is that visitors can take to the water in a variety of boats, including dinghies, canoes and coracles.
Children and partners not entirely in thrall to a well-placed boat nail can enjoy a range of entertainments including live music, a demonstration by Newfoundland dogs, a climbing wall, Mr Toad and various children’s activities. There will also be boating displays on the lake, stalls selling specialist foods and, of course, a beer tent.
Tickets can be bought in advance online via the Beale Park website, or by phone on 0118 976 7498.
I hope to get to the show myself on one of the days – you’ll recognise me in a moment, as I’ll be the guy rushing around photographing everything that looks remotely interesting!
Beale is the most important wooden boat show I know of in in England and Wales. Take a look at our extensive coverage of last year’s event.
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