We can all share in the pride and esteem in the news of our Patron David Suchet receiving a well earned knighthood in the recent Royal Birthday Honours list. Sir David is no stranger to the Wendover Arm Trust, having supported us for many years.
In another ‘first’ he was aboard the first boat to go under the newly built Little Tring Bridge, having just declared it officially open to navigation. The funds for building that bridge were greatly augmented by income from our annual festivals, which Sir David attended on more than one occasion, with his wife Sheila.
It had also been planned for David to walk a nominal distance to support our ‘Walk and Arm’s Length’ in 2012. In fact, Sir David was so taken with the Arm, its beauty, unique character, and of course the restoration actively taking place that he insisted on completing much more of the route than originally intended, signing T shirts worn by supporters on the way!
He is well known for his long-standing love of boats, inland waterways, and canal restoration projects. The Wendover Arm Trust is proud and grateful to have Sir David as our patron. Congratulations, Sir David!