HRH Prince Charles transported by work boat

Published: Wednesday, 26 May 2021

THE heritage work boat Scorpio had its ten minutes of glory when it carried HRH Prince Charles for a short journey on the Coventry Canal.

Canal & River Trust, was delighted to welcome its patron, His Royal Highness to the Coventry Canal as part of a visit showcasing how Coventry is coming together for the UK City of Culture celebrations.

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Once Scorpio arrived in Coventry Basin Price Charles was also able to watch a special preview performance by Highly Sprung, a physical theatre company, and Random String, an art collaborative who are working on a project with Canal & River Trust to combine art and technology to deepen our engagement with the natural world, it tells, with its Chairman, Allan Leighton commenting:

“We are delighted to host His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, for his first visit to the Coventry Canal.

“Thanks to the hard work of the Canal & River Trust and support from local people and businesses, the Coventry Canal has seen a massive transformation. We’ve been working closely with the Coventry team to play our part in the celebrations and activities for the UK City of Culture 2021. It’s wonderful we’ve had the opportunity to show our patron the positive transformational impact canals can make, and specifically their role in the cultural heritage of our great cities.

“Coventry has an exciting year ahead and I can’t wait for the cultural activities to get started on the canal, to give local people the opportunity to visit and enjoy their 200 years old local canal both over the next year and longer-term as we further strengthen our connection with the community.”