On Saturday 1stOctober The Landing Stage was officially declared open by the Mayor of Kingston, looking resplendent with his ancient badge of office glittering in the wonderful sunshine, following an opening address from our President.
Several other councillors and representatives from RBK also attended and Tiffin Head Hilda Clarke and Deputy John King brought with them a magnificent buffet provided by the school’s canteen, which was greatly appreciated by all, not least the Tiffin schoolboys who had to be held in headlocks until the main guests were able to taste the fare. The Kingston Lovelies passed amongst the throng with glasses of bubbly which added to the sense of occasion. The bubbly that is!
Mathew Crane from the main grant funders Veolia was also there and was highly delighted with the finished landing stage, and also with our genuine show of appreciation. He was able to congratulate in person the contractor Pat Walsh who attended with his wife, for a wonderfully completed project. The other funder, Waterways Trust, was unfortunately unable to attend.