Boat season sets sail Bookings are already flooding in for the popular John Bunyan Boat, which has been supported by BedfordBID on behalf of town centre businesses. Run exclusively by volunteers, and funded by loans and small donations, the John Bunyan Boat has so far welcomed 22,000 trippers aboard. It flies the flag for Bedford […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Press Release by BedfordBID
Following the success of the first two Motown & Northern Soul Cruises the John Bunyan Boat Team are pleased to announce a special Soul & Motown cruise on Thursday 28thSeptember featuring top Bedford DJ Keith Stewart. The cruise will leave from The Barns Hotel (Cardington Road, Bedford) at 7.30pm. (Boarding at 7.15pm). A Licensed Bar […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Motown & Northern Soul Special
Following the success of last year’s Jazz on the Great Ouse Cruises the John Bunyan Boat Team are pleased to announce the programme for 2017. The cruises are run in association with Olney Jazz Club, Conscia Jazz and The Barns Hotel and feature top national and local jazz musicians. The two hour cruises leave from […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Jazz on the Great Ouse – 2017 Programme
John Bunyan, Bedford’s Community Boat has this summer had its best season ever and has now carried over 22,000 passengers since it first started operating in July 2013. The boat which was launched by the Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Trust to raise awareness and funds for the proposed new Waterway Park which will link […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Press Release – River Boat carries its 22,000th passenger!
We carried our 20,000th passenger on 18 August. In the past two weeks another 269 places have been sold for August and September. So far 10 Public/Special Cruises have sold out for August with another 6 having 40 passengers or more. In September so far we have sold out 4 public/special cruises with another 8 […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on 20,000 passenger!
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Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September is National Heritage Weekend Here in Bedford the John Bunyan Boat is celebrating Heritage Weekend with special cruises: On Saturday 10th September Two Hour Cruise at 2.30pm from Sovereigns Quay (next to The Star Rowing Club) to Queens Bridge and along the Embankment with a commentary on “Bedford’s History […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Heritage Weekend Specials
A huge thank you to all our volunteers and visitors. This was the second occasion that the John Bunyan took pride of place at the River Festival and the umpteenth time that we have had a stand promoting the work and progress of the Bedford and Milton Keynes Waterway Trust. In case you missed the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Did you see us at the River Festival?
This article was posted on the Towpath Talk Website on May 20, 2016 The consortium spearheading the ambitious 200-year old plans for a new waterway park linking Bedford town centre and Campbell Park in Milton Keynes has launched a dynamic new strategy for the project in order to promote it as part of the key […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Dynamic new strategy for Bedford & Milton Keynes Waterway Park