Of festivals and ferries

THE 11th annual Derwent Valley Autumn Festival drew about 10,000 people to the Derwent Esplanade at New Norfolk yesterday, the Mercury newspaper reports today. Read that report here.

Associated with this story was another failure of the Bridgewater Bridge lifting mechanism, which prevented the ferry Cartela from bringing festival-goers to New Norfolk and gave several yachts a longer than expected visit. Read more here.

UPDATE: Lift span reopens… Mercury

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