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Hewden crane lifts Queen’s Jubilee barge

A 100t crane from plant and equipment hire firm Hewden played an important role in this month’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations when it was used to lift the Queen’s Britannia Royal Barge into the water in London’s Docklands.

The vessel was used to ferry the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh from the shore onto the Spirit of Chartwell, which formed part of the 1,000-strong flotilla on the River Thames on 3 June. It was the first time in 15 years the barge has served the Royal Family after being decommissioned in 1997.

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