The organisers did a great job in the build up to yesterday’s celebrations and all was nicely set up for a grand day. Trouble is you can’t order the great British weather to turn up shinning and it turned up bucketing!
From 3pm it was very heavy rain but even so everyone seemed to be making the best of it and having fun. We certainly got wet and Scrummies refreshment marquee was full to bursting.
It was great to see all the barges, narrow boats and canal cruisers lined up along the edge of Maghull Cricket and Football field.
The Mayor of Sefton was in attendance (Iain Brodie Brown) and I wondered whether we could hastily organise a charity fund raising stall offering a prize for the person who could wring the most water out of the Mayor’s best suit!
Why not visit Iain’s own Mayoral blog site for his thoughts on the day – see link below:-
Our Maghull in Bloom colleagues tell me that they had a highly successful day raising over £1,000 to put towards improving the Maghull environment.
All in all a great day. We Brits know how to enjoy the rain whilst celebrating the 200th anniversary of the complete opening of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.