Following the move to our new purpose-built wharf at Llangattock, we recently held an open day for local people to pop in and meet us.
In spite of the rain, it was hugely successful, with a steady stream of locals throughout the day. Alasdair and Sarah welcomed people, and showed them around the wharf.
Our carpenter, Jeff, proudly showed off his well-equipped workshop while Nick and Roger gave tours of the main building where three narrowboats are currently being worked on: Merlin and Grouse are being built, and Hobby is undergoing her planned winter maintenance.
Outside, Steve welcomed guests aboard Buzzard and received
nothing but compliments all day for the high quality of our
Maria, Amanda and Gemma had possibly the most important
task: providing tea, coffee, squash and an amazing selection of home-baked
cakes for our guests.
We’d never opened up our business premises to the public before, because of space constraints. If this first experience at our new, spacious wharf is anything to go by, we’ll do it again. The positive feedback we received was delightful but, more importantly, it was a super opportunity to get to know our neighbours and to start becoming part of the community of Llangattock.
By the end of the day we’d met over a hundred local people, many of whom showed a real interest in the business. In case they want to know even more, we’ve put together a pictorial diary of how the wharf developed.