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Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Jillbeans, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. Jillbeans

    Jillbeans Major Contributor

    Dec 24, 2003
    Butler, PA
    Hey there Bucks, any Queen sightings?
    How are the river preparations going?
    Any boat pix?
    I think I'm not alone in being curious to see, what with all the upcoming festivities and such.
  2. buckssigns

    buckssigns Member

    Jan 11, 2011
    Hi Jill,
    A summer of rain almost every day has had quite an effect on the River; strong stream warnings and weirs fully drawn have been regular features and kept traffic down to all time lows.
    Apart from gardening around the locks, my only contribution in terms of signwork has been to write the liferings along the Olympic corridor. One keen boater spotted me at work back in March and posted a picture of on the Thames Forum :


    As part of the River Pageant, The Queen came to Hambleden and had a trip on Alaska, one of my favourite steamers. She boarded in the lock and my colleague, Simon, had the honour of being on duty that day. There is a short interview with him and Emma near the end of this video, they seem unusually emotional. The Queen does seem to have a powerful effect on people, sorry about the initial advertisment:


    If the sun comes out next time I'm on duty at Bray, I'll try to get a picture of the lock in all it's glory. Keith and the team have done a magnificent job and planted it out in much the same way as it was in this 1963 photo.
    Last week I painted the steamer piles you see on the left of the photo. They were plain hardwood but are now white with black caps once again.

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