KENNET & Avon Canal Trust narrowboat Jubilee, based in Newbury, will be celebrating its 40th birthday on Monday April 17, when it will also be starting its popular public boat trips for the 2017 season.
To mark this special occasion, the trust’s Newbury Branch has invited the chairman of West Berkshire Council, Quentin Webb, and Newbury Mayor, Julian Swift-Hook, to a short ‘re-launch’ ceremony at 11am on the Wharf to unveil the boat’s new signage. The original boat builder and other figures from the boat’s early history will also be in attendance.
Afterwards Couns Webb and Swift-Hook, together with the other special guests, will join the crew for a cruise through Newbury at 12noon. In the afternoon at 2pm the first regular boat trip for the public will take place.
Thereafter public trips will run on Saturdays and Sundays (at 12noon and 2pm) and on Thursdays (at 2.30 pm) throughout the season until October. In addition, the boat runs special Pirate, Halloween and Santa themed trips. The boat is also available to charter for private trips for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.