The 3rd of July saw the Trust celebrate the culmination of 5 years work with the opening of the new bridge and slipway in Sleaford.
The slipway was formally opened with speeches and the cutting of a ribbon by Lincolnshire County Councilor Eddie Poll and Chris Hayes Trust Chairman. John Lower’s boat ‘Schandelle’ was then launched with due ceremony down the slipway. Eddie Poll and Dave Pullen, the Trust Hon Engineer, then set off for an inaugural trip down to Cogglesford Lock. This also involved raising the lift bridge, not only for ‘Schandelle’ but also for a small flotilla of canoes.
A great many people in Sleaford visit the celebrations during the day and were extremely complementary about the works.