His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited Stroud on Friday 2nd February 2018.
The sun shone and so did the smiles of hundreds of people who witnessed His Royal Highness cruise from Wallbridge Upper Lock to Wallbridge Lower Lock to unveil a commemorative plaque. The event celebrated the reconnection of The Thames and Severn Canal to the Stroudwater Navigation.
The idea for a a commemorative publication was hatched between Stroud District Council Canal Manager Dave Marshall and our Trow Magazine Editor David Jowett. David J. set to work immediately after the event to produce this 38 page commemorative supplement.
The booklet is packed with pictures
Along with articles by SDC Chief Executive David Hagg and CCT Chair Jim White, there are 39 photos of this visit, 9 photos of previous Royal visits and a gallery of wildlife and ‘before and after’ restoration photos.
Precast Concrete Structures Ltd. of 101 The Waterfront, Stonehouse Business Park, sponsored the printing whilst an anonymous donor contributed a sizeable share of the cost of postage.
Sharon Dainton of Five One Designs carried out her role of Design and Print liaison leading to a smooth production run by Zeta Print at Thrupp.
CCT Administrator Diana Edwards then mustered the Trow Magazine Pack & Post Team who broke yet another record for rapid stuffing of over 5,000 envelopes.
On its way to you
The result of all that coordinated effort will be dropping through CCT member’s letterboxes anytime now.
If you need an extra copy or two to send to relatives a limited number of Royal Event Supplements are available to purchase at Wallbridge and Stroud Visitor Centres or online. We suggest you don’t wait too long before you call in, or place your order online, for this unique record of a memorable event.
Family filming expertise
Whilst the event was being recorded on paper CCT Film Maker Robert Paget and his daughter Emma were busy in the family editing suite.
The ‘Paget Film Studios’ have captured the atmosphere, energy and cheers of local people following CCT Trip Boat Perseverance during its very special voyage on that fine February day.