Santa floats his boat in March

Floods Ferry Marina park, Christmas party.Picture: Steve Williams.

Floods Ferry Marina park, Christmas party.Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

A possy of Santas took to the water for an annual festive river cruise into March.

Around 40 people enjoyed the event which sees owners who moor their boats at Floods Ferry Marina take a leisurely cruise into town to celebrate the festive season.

Organisers are Marina owners June and Mike Jones who said it had become a popular tradition to kick off the Christmas season.

Mrs Jones said: “As we go along the river in all our boats we pass people who wave and call out to us. It’s great fun and a really good atmosphere.

“One lady shouted out her thanks as she always looks forward to seeing all the Santas going past in their boats because it marks the start of Christmas for her.”

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The cruise ends at The Ship Inn in March where the boat owners enjoy a drink before heading back for a BBQ.

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