19/06/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Historic boats star in Traditional Boat Festival 2018 at Henley on Thames

9adb8c5c-0ee4-49cb-968b-2712ce77c5aa
A survivor from the Great War and a colourful but unhurried Royal spectacle will line up with a World beater at Henley-on-Thames' Traditional Boat Festival in July.
 
The event features the largest display of traditional boats in Europe, the fleet of Dunkirk "Little Ships",  Her Majesty's Rowbarge "Gloriana", amphibious and military vehicles, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and a World War I air display.
 
Other special attractions will include a Victorian passenger steamer - Alaska, the oldest still in regular service - and there will be the annual illuminated parade when traditional boats illuminated with thousands of lights sail into Henley on the Saturday night.
 
From Friday midday until Sunday evening the popular Trad Boat Festival will take place at Fawley Meadows, opposite the Regatta Enclosures.
 
For more information, visit the festival website.

(image copyright Henley on Thames Traditional Boat Festival)

Back to News

19/06/2018 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Historic churches threatened by funding cuts and climate change National Churches Trust warns

A big increase in the number of historic churches and chapels seeking funding for urgent repairs has been ...


MyHeritage opens new European DNA kit distribution centre in the Netherlands

MyHeritage DNA has announced the opening of a new distribution centre in Tilburg, the Netherlands, in order ...


Do you have a missing piece of history from Imperial War Museums' 8 million World War I life stories?

Imperial War Museums is calling on the public to find the last ‘missing pieces’ and help complete 8 million ...


Test your knowledge of Britain's health over 70 years of the NHS - interactive charts

The Office for National Statistics and NHS in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland are inviting the ...


Other News

Shell shock stories project focuses on experiences of family historians with World War I ancestors

The psychological trauma experienced by soldiers during the First World War – and relatives who have been ...


Free family history website FreeBMD celebrates 20 years of helping genealogy researchers

The much-loved FreeBMD website is turning 20 years old and its umbrella website Free UK Genealogy is inviting ...


Ancestors' treasures in the attic: project to create digital archive of WW1 artefacts

The Commonwealth War Graves Foundation has been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding towards an ambitious project ...


Society of Genealogists supports Family Tree Live

The team behind the new family history show Family Tree Live are delighted to announce the Society of ...