A Royal date for our Lyneal Trust boats

A local charity that provides holidays and canal boat trips for people with disabilities and their families will be at the heart of this summer’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, marking the Queen’s sixty years of service on the throne.

A Lyneal Trust narrow boat will be travelling to London to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3 June. The boat will be crewed by disabled civilians representing the charity and Army servicemen and women who have been permanently injured whilst serving the country overseas.

Flying the flag for the county, the Shropshire Lass will be part of one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river. Broadcast pictures will be shown live around the world as the thousand-strong flotilla passes down the Thames with the Queen aboard the Royal Barge at its centre. Up to one million people are expected to line the route to witness this historic event.

A second Lyneal Trust narrow boat will make the 220 mile journey to London, which includes over 190 locks and will take at least two weeks to complete. As the Shropshire Lad is a “day boat” the soldiers will camp along the way.

Chris Symes, Chairman of the Lyneal Trust, said: “We are delighted to be representing Shropshire on this memorable day, and proud to be working alongside the wounded servicemen and women who have served our country so well.”

The Lyneal Trust, based beside the beautiful Llangollen canal at Lyneal Wharf, three miles from Ellesmere and at the heart of the Meres district of North Shropshire, is the proud holder of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It has been providing cottage and narrow boat holidays for families and groups at competitive rates for over 25 years.
A ROYAL DATE FOR SHROPSHIRE CHARITY

A local charity that provides holidays and canal boat trips for people with disabilities and their families will be at the heart of this summer’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, marking the Queen’s sixty years of service on the throne.

A Lyneal Trust narrow boat will be travelling to London to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3 June. The boat will be crewed by disabled civilians representing the charity and Army servicemen and women who have been permanently injured whilst serving the country overseas.

Flying the flag for the county, the Shropshire Lass will be part of one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river. Broadcast pictures will be shown live around the world as the thousand-strong flotilla passes down the Thames with the Queen aboard the Royal Barge at its centre. Up to one million people are expected to line the route to witness this historic event.

A second Lyneal Trust narrow boat will make the 220 mile journey to London, which includes over 190 locks and will take at least two weeks to complete. As the Shropshire Lad is a “day boat” the soldiers will camp along the way.

Chris Symes, Chairman of the Lyneal Trust, said: “We are delighted to be representing Shropshire on this memorable day, and proud to be working alongside the wounded servicemen and women who have served our country so well.”

The Lyneal Trust, based beside the beautiful Llangollen canal at Lyneal Wharf, three miles from Ellesmere and at the heart of the Meres district of North Shropshire, is the proud holder of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It has been providing cottage and narrow boat holidays for families and groups at competitive rates for over 25 years.

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About The Lyneal Trust

The Lyneal Trust is a registered charity that provides holidays and canal boat trips for people with disabilities with their families, friends or in groups from its base at Lyneal Wharf. Lyneal Wharf lies on the banks of the Llangollen Canal, three miles from Ellesmere in the heart of the Meres district of North Shropshire. The Trust owns and maintains two canal boats and four holiday cottages which are specially designed and built for people with disabilities. They are all available for hire at competitive rates.
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