Hear Ron's jubilee story

Ron Perano will tell the story of how the replica whaling skiff he built joined a Royal Jubilee flotilla in London, at the Marlborough Museum on July 29.

Mr Perano, six Marlborough Boys' College rowers and their coach Bill Campbell travelled to London for the June 3 Thames Diamond Jubilee, which paid tribute to the Queen's 60 years on the British throne.

Marlborough Museum and Marlborough Historical Society chief executive Steve Austin said the organisations managed the project and fundraising.

A donation from the Canterbury Community Trust got the Swiftsure to London and back and Blenheim South Rotary raised $13,000-plus towards the boys' travel, Mr Austin said.

Numerous individuals had also contributed.

To reserve a seat at the talk, contact Marlborough Museum on 5781712. Entry will be a gold coin donation.

The Marlborough Express