The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) has received an award from the organisers, for its loyal attendance at the London Boat Show. IWA was a founder exhibitor when the event was first launched 60 years ago, and hasn't missed a year since.

The annual London Boat Show takes place in January and displays a vast array of boats, both inside the ExCel exhibition centre and outside in the Royal Victoria Dock. The first Show was held at Olympia in 1954.

The IWA promotes the use, maintenance and restoration of Britain's inland waterways as well as the Association's specific campaigns at the show. Although the Boat Show is mostly aimed at sea-going boaters, it is an opportunity for the IWA to recruit hundreds of new members and to promote canal and river boating. The stand is run by a team of dedicated volunteers, mostly from the London area.

For more information about their campaigns and work visit

Image credit: John Fevyer, for IWA receives the award from National Boat Show Chairman, Peter Gordon. Image Copyright onEdition 2014©


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