The Humber Estuary is to have its own Royal diamond jubilee flotilla on the 4th June 2012 – and the 1907-built Humber sloop Phyllis is to be its flagship.
(There’s another similar event taking place in London with Queen Elizabeth herself in attendance going on the same day – for intheboatshed.net posts on that and the boats attending click here.)
On the Humber, Phyllis will proudly fly the standard of the Lord Mayor of Hull and Admiral of the Humber, together with those of the represented districts.
The parade will take place at approximately 18:00hrs on the 4th June, as part of a national lighting of beacons event. Some 60 or more vessels will be involved, including merchantmen, pleasure boats and heritage craft.
I do hope the weather’s kind that weekend. The last diamond jubilee flotilla to take place on the Humber was in 1897, and was in celebration of 60 years of Queen Victoria’s reign.