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Stratford upon Avon Chain Ferry Restoration
The Stratford upon Avon chain ferry known as "Malvolio" was built in 1937 and is the last of it's kind to be made in Britain.
Naturally with time the ferry began showing signs of deteriation and was in need of repair, it has recently been fully restored to it's original design. It is fantastic to see the old chain ferry still in use and ever popular today amoung tourists and day trippers visiting Stratford upon Avon.
A handcrank opperates a chain mechanism which propels it across the river avon. The old chain ferry provides a memorable path across the river avon, to be enjoyed by all ages. This quaint method of transport also gives passengers a chance to take in the superb views and watch the wildlife along the river banks.
The ferry platform can be found opposite the Dirty Duck pub, alongside bancroft gardens where visiters can opt for an unusual ride across the river avon!
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