Congratulations to Our President
All of the 25,000 plus passengers who have had the pleasure of a cruise on Birdswood will have heard our President, the actor Brian Blessed, making the required recorded safety announcement advising passengers of safety procedures
Brian has been our President for more than nine years now therefore the FCC were delighted to read in the Derbyshire Times that he is to receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Derby at its annual awards ceremony in Buxton. The award recognises Brian’s work to promote conservation in the region, including the Monsal Trail in the Derbyshire Peak District. He will receive his award alongside the University’s graduating students at the Awards Ceremony in the Devonshire Dome on November 11.
Brian has visited us twice, once to take part in a sponsored walk and once to receive a cheque for the FCC at Sawmill Village Hall; where he went on to deliver a wonderful and delightfully entertaining evening for us. One day we hope to get him to come along for a trip on Birdswood.