Despite the weather, the Thames Pageant on June 3rd with 1000 boats, celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, was a huge success.

For the inland waterways movement, this brought unprecedented recognition, narrow boats and barges making up the seventh of the 10 sections of the regatta.

Thames Pageant Narrow Boats & Barges Section

The narrow boats and barges approach Rotherhithe (photo by Roger Squires)