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Bantam Tugs at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, June 2012

Brentford-built Bantam Tugs took part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 3rd June 2012. Thanks to Pam Vernon-Roberts for sharing photos from Capture The Event, at, higher quality views are available from their website.

The site includes further information about the Jones family business, which designed and built these tugs and other craft.

MSC Bantam I approaching Westminster BridgeMSC Bantam I about to pass under Westminster Bridge, with Big Ben in the background. This was one of two Bantams owned by the Manchester Ship Canal, who named them MSC Bantam I and II. Image courtesy of Capture the Event.
'Eleanor Rose' in the pageantThe 'Eleanor Rose', in red and white with spectators on board; she also took part in the pageant. Image courtesy of Capture the Event.
MSC Bantam IA second, closer, view of MSC Bantam I with Pam Vernon-Roberts at the back. Image courtesy of Capture the Event.
'Wheldale', Bantam 64The blue and yellow 'Wheldale', Bantam 64. Image courtesy of Capture the Event.
MSC Bantam IAnother view of MSC Bantam I. Image courtesy of Capture the Event.

Published June 2013