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29th August 2021

TR Register, Kennet Valley Group; visit to Thames Trad’ Boat Festival.

TR Register, Kennet Valley Group; visit to Thames Trad’ Boat Festival.

For our August Mid-Monthly, we have arranged a visit to Thames Traditional Boat Festival on the 29th August which also has an associated Vintage & Classic Vehicle exhibition, the Vintage & Classic Car display area is within the Festival site with most vehicles displayed in the top meadow (on entry you will see the display area to the right). We have been told by the organisers, KVG will be most welcome and we can fly club banner in cordoned off dedicated display area. Normally limited to cars pre-1971, it has been confirmed later TRs being will be of 'special interest' including TR7 & TR8's also welcomed.

To get your passes, please book 'on line' at Traditional Boat Festival Vehicle Booking details under 'taking part', the passes will be sent out to you before the event. The Cost; £12 per car, including driver & 1 x passenger. Please note arrival/depart requirements. Please note there is a "no refund" policy.

Please inform Mike Thomas of attendance;

Henley town centre is 10 minutes walk. On site food. Wide ranging attractions throughout day. (See TTBF website). Dunkirk Little Ships parade, acres of varnish and brass and a wonderful Goodwood like atmosphere. Exact content subject to change.

Here's a video from 2018:

The Thames Traditional Boat Festival was first held at Fawley Meadows 42 years ago as a rally for like-minded enthusiasts who wanted to show off their enthusiasm for the older, traditionally built craft that were fast disappearing from the river Thames. From these small beginnings the TTBR, or "The Trad" as it became known, has flourished to the extent that it now attracts interest the world over.

This prestigious event, re-born as the Thames Traditional Boat Festival, whilst keeping faith with the precepts of its founding fathers, now incorporates the traditional values of many other trades and crafts of a bygone era, as well as providing a fun day out for all the family.

An exciting and fun day out for the whole family, a celebration of all that's best in British boatbuilding and craftsmanship evoking the nostalgia of boating from a bygone era. This popular long-running event now offers more attractions on the water, in the air and on the land, than ever before.

We look forward to seeing you there, please see the advertising flyer for this event here: KVG TRAD Flyer

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