With thanks to the Ladybower facebook group for the below words and photos.
“27th May 2021.......A great milestone in Ladybower's Accessibility project took place at the fishery yesterday with the official launch, delayed due to CV19 restrictions, of the Coulam V17 Wheelyboat, named 'The Gov' after our late friend and supporter, the dearly missed Alisdair Duncan from Orvis Bakewell. It's drop-down bow door for easy access will help provide users the opportunity to see the Ladybower Reservoir from the water and at the same time enjoy a fast, hat-ripping ride to the far ends of the system! 👍👍👍
We were delighted to welcome Brian Littlejohn, Assistant PGM of the Yorkshire West Riding Freemasons to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony alongside his brethren Ernie Booth and Pete Eville. They have been instrumental in funding the boat itself, alongside The Wheelyboat Trust (incorporating The Gordon Trust, Helen Jean Cope Charity, The Mansfield Building Society and ALA Green Charitable Trust), The Evans Property Group, Accessible Derbyshire and numerous personal donations from our anglers and the general public, so without them, none of this would have been possible, so we thank you all.😀