Thames lock keepers win British Marine award

Abingdon Lock
British Marine's Lock Keeper of the Year Award for 2016 went to Abingdon Lock's resident lock and weir keeper Richard Hawkins and volunteer assistant lock keeper Frank Jordan
The award for British Marine Inland Boating (BMIB) Lock Keeper of the Year 2016 was presented by BMIB members Hotel Boat “Kailani” as they passed through Abingdon Lock
The award for British Marine Inland Boating (BMIB) Lock Keeper of the Year 2016 was presented by BMIB members Hotel Boat “Kailani” as they passed through Abingdon Lock
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Two members of the Environment Agency (EA) River Thames lock keeping team have won a British Marine service award.

British Marine Inland Boating's hotel boat section has awarded its Lock Keeper of the Year Award for 2016 to resident lock and weir keeper Richard Hawkins and volunteer assistant lock keeper Frank Jordan, both based at Abingdon Lock.

Nick Mead, chair of the hotel boat section of British Marine Inland Boating, said: “As professional boaters we like to recognise the professionalism of navigation authority staff, especially when they give exceptional service to boaters.”

The award is open to all bank side waterway staff who are judged by British Marine Inland Boating hotel boat members to have given outstanding assistance to waterways users.

Gordon and Dorenda Horry, owners and hosts of five-star hotel boat Kailani, presented the award.

Ms Horry explained: “All the hotel boat crews that nominated Richard and Frank described how they are always friendly, polite and extremely helpful, however busy the lock is with boats and visitors.”

Mr Horrey added: "Lock keepers like Richard and Frank impart a wealth of information that, along with their great humour, adds enormously to our guests’ enjoyment as they experience the wonderful River Thames on their hotel boat cruise.”

Photo: © Waterway Images

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