New narrowboat for charity

Published: Monday, 24 July 2017

IT WAS exactly 30 years ago that Princess Alexandra launched a narrowboat for the Lyneal Trust at Ellesmere, and last week returned to launched its new one.

It was in July 1987 that she launched The Shropshire Lass for the charity, and has now launched its new state of the art trip boat The Shropshire Lady, Alan Tilbury reports.

Boarded new boat

She boarded the new boat that was designed for disabled  people to enjoy cruising the canal, before unveiling a plaque and meeting those who have enjoyed their time on the boat.

The  Lyneal Trust Chairman, Chris Symes, told the Shropshire Star:

"The day was important not only to launch the boat but to say thank you to the 40 volunteers who help to run the charity and to those who have given grants for the Shropshire Lady.

"It was a particular joy to welcome back Princess Alexandra who launched our first boat 30 years ago. "This trust gives pleasure to many people and brings visitors to Shropshire."