2007 IWA National Festival and Boat Show

19th August 2007

The view of what will be the IWA Festival and Boat Show Car Park with space for Camping and Caravans in the right distance

The view of what will be the IWA Festival and Boat Show Car Park with space for Camping and Caravans in the right distance

 

Today's theme is "behind the scenes"

 

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Pontoon Works building the Pontoons continues

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Grown considerably The other end Finishing touches
 

 

 

The "Tardis"

This trailer accompanies the IWA show staff around the country to various events and is full of all the bit and pieces needed to put together an event like the IWA National Festival and Boat Show. I was reliably informed that it was "empty" when I took these pictures because most of the stuff was in use.

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One end The "Tardis" The other end
     
Digging about for a widget Piled high with "stuff" Another customer
 

 

 

The Waterway Recovery Group

There is a large contingent from the Waterway Recovery Group providing the muscle to put the festival together. They have their own compound, cafe, camp site and control centre on the festival site.

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WRG Control Centre WRG Vehicles Breakfast Meetings
     
Breakfast Meetings WRG Campsite WRG Campsite
 

 

 

Electrics and Telecommunications

This is another important part of the festival providing power both 440 and 240 volts safely around the festival site and also providing communications. The site has both radio and land line communications with 4 incoming telephone lines and a broadband link for the internet and email to 30+ extensions

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Communications Setting up the telephones Electrical Store
     
Site Substations Lighting a marquee Fire precautions
 

 

 

Site Security

Having all this equipment about has another risk from either vandals or those with sticky fingers. Well, forget it. The site is protected a 7 foot perimeter fence, Closed circuit TV and an army of security guards from INTA Guarding Ltd

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Halt, who goes there? A guard on the gate Perimeter Fence
 

 

 

Work in Progress

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Handrail under construction Finished handrail Pontoon Gangways
     
Office meeting Site meeting Finished marquee
     
Moving stuff about Moving bigger stuff about Or just moving about
 

 

 

The images above form part of a photographic diary of the activity and events during the IWA National Festival and Boat Show held in St Ives in 2007