Quay Heritage Day a great success … bodes well for River Festival on 4th September
Despite the ominous weather forecast large numbers still came to the Heritage Day on the dock on Saturday 20th August.
Mark Tami MP opened the new café, which served teas, rolls and homemade cakes throughout the day. The café will be open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year and by arrangement at other times.
Adding to the atmosphere were sea shanty singers Stuart Davies and Keith and Margaret Humphreys. Their songs included, ‘Sweatin Buckets’ a traditional song that had been adapted by Stuart to reflect the maritime heritage of Connah’s Quay.
Deeside and District Historical Society and the Buckley Society brought along displays to complement the old photos and documents exhibited by local historian Bernie Trickett who led a guided boat trip to Queensferry followed by a walk back to the dock.
River Operations Manager Jon Pope said “We are delighted by the interest our boat trips are generating. Last week Quay River Tours were humbled and incredibly grateful to receive £250 donation from Burntwood and Drury Bible School. Two of their members had been on our first boat trips and would like others to enjoy them. We are keen to spend the donation to fund two boat trips for worthy causes and appealing for suggestions from the local community. Please let us know if you would like to nominate a group.”
The next event at the dock is the annual River Festival on 4th Sept, which will be a fun day for all the family. There will be a duck race, short boat trips, a tug of war, bouncy castle, birds of prey, alpacas, refreshments and a wide range of stalls.
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