At Lock 62 in Malkin’s Bank I ran into 8 friends connected by Kexbrough Church (Darton, Barnsley). Five had never been on the cut before. Apparently everyone had a wonderful time and can’t believe their luck with the super weather – I feel the same way!

Shown on the lock are John Whiting, Jennie Skelly, Betty Hunter, Chris Whiting and Mary Durham. In the boat are Mavis Dunstan and Christine Whiting. Skipper at the tiller is John Durham.