The Humber Estuary will provide the stage for a spectacular celebration to mark this year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A flotilla of 70 vessels which will set sail on the evening of Thursday 2, June the official date of the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation, from Hull Marina and sailing to the Humber Bridge as a prelude to the lighting of the Hessle Town Council Beacon.
The craft will range from inshore lifeboats operated by Humber Rescue and an eclectic mix of pleasure boats, fire fighting tugs, fast patrol boats from Humberside Police and Humberside Fire Service, the MCA, and Trinity House. Also various historic ships including Humber Sloops and Keels, Offshore Wind Work boats and Trawlers from the UK fishing fleet, all representing the Humber’s history and it’s economic importance to the UK. Featured within the flotilla will be The Yorkshire Belle pleasure Cruiser from Bridlington, built in Beverley in 1947 and a replica of Admiral Lord Nelson’s Royal Navy Schooner HMS Pickle.
The boats will leave various points along the river Humber to Hessle for 6.45pm and will sail back along the river Humber at approximately 8.30pm, reaching the Marina for approximately 9.30pm, in readiness for the Beacon lighting at 9.45pm. (all timings are to be confirmed)
*NO VEHICLE ACCESS TO HESSLE FORESHORE PEDESTRIANS ONLY!
Parking will be at a premium in all locations and visitors are urged to use public transport and walk to the viewing locations.
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