The Beale Park Thames Boat Show 2008

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Beale Park Thames Boat Show

Beale Park Thames Boat Show Beale Park Thames Boat Show

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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