Mayor Tina Clements paid a visit to Tamworth Cruising Club on their 50th Anniversary.
Mayor Tina Clements paid a visit to Tamworth Cruising Club on their 50th Anniversary. The Mayor is the Club President, she was greeted by Commodore Steve Sleet and Rear Commodore Pam Smith.
There were a wide range of festivities that did not dampen enthusiasm despite the occasional rain. There was some fascinating traditional art and artefacts by way of the painted and decorated plates, trays mats, not to mention the boats themselves that were decorated with bunting in addition to their usual decorative paintwork.
Quite a number of the club were wearing period costume from the hey-day of the canals during the industrial revolution. In those days the canals were the motorways of Britain. Indeed it was not until the motorways of the 1960 that the canals ceased to be a major mover of goods in Britain. Now they are thriving as a recreational resource.
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