Christmas Cruises at the National Waterways Museum  - Ellesmere Port, Wirral

We were invited back to the museum to give their Christmas cruises a send off as they set off up the canal and to play again to welcome them back on their return.

The day was sunny and, for the time of year, not too cold and as earlier in the year we were made very welcome with lots of cups of coffee and tea to keep us going. 

You can get more information about the museum from their web site at  Waterways Museum.

Heavy Mob Settled

Heavy Mob Settled

Our enthusiastic bass section are set up and rairing to go!

What's it All About

What's it All About

Bemused bandsmen wander aimlessly about wondering why they are here.

The Vital Collection Boxes Arrive

Santa Arrives

Lets Warm Up

Lets Warm Up

Eventually it all comes together.

Santa Disembarks

Santa Disembarks

The first cruise arrives and Santa disembarks.

An Audience at Last

An Audience at Last

Having returned from their cruise people stop to listen to us.

Santa Lingers more than most

The Band Plays On

The Band Plays On

Engrossed in the music no one notices that everyone has gone and the band plays on into the sunset.