Published on: 09 November 2023
British Marine Inland Boating Vice Chair, Paula Syred and Tracey Baxter – both of Fox Narrowboats recently presented the Lock Keeper of the Year award to Denver Lock lock keeper, Ben DeGiulio, after gaining the most votes at the 2022 Inland Boating Conference.
Ben, who is the first winner from the Anglia region, had been lock keeper at Denver Lock for seven years before moving onto pastures new and when asked what he had enjoyed most about the role Ben said: “Talking to the boaters and hearing about their adventures.”
Tracey Baxter from Fox Narrowboats commented: “Ben was liked by all the holiday boaters for his cheerful manner and helpful advice, even going the extra mile of posting photos of them on his Denver Lock Facebook page which the company then shared with the individuals.”
The award was handed over at the Heron Inn, Stowbridge overlooking the Great Ouse Relief Channel.