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Sonning
Salter Brothers - Newark Line River Cruises


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Sonning was built by Salter Brothers in 1902. She is 85ft long and a sister of Reading, built the previous year. She was converted to diesel power in 1947 and sold in 1982 for use on the River Trent at Newark in Nottinghamshire. Initially operated by Green's Passenger Launches, she was running with the May Queen (1922, 80 pass) in 1985. By 1987 Sonning was partnered with the Princess Katherine (ex-Kingfisher 1930, 56 pass which had worked on the Rochdale Canal for Robinson's Hire Cruisers). In 1991 the company was marketed as Newark Line. Princess Katherine was sold by 1993 but River Prince (1936, 66 pass) had joined in 1995, having previously run with Lock & Castle Line at Newark for E&O Purver. River Prince had been disposed of by 2005, later running at Bristol as River Princess.

In 2011 Sonning is owned by Ken & Chris Butler operating as Newark Line River Cruises. Sonning runs 90minute public cruises on Wednesday Market Days, weekends and Bank Holidays at 1pm and 3pm. Additional weekday cruises run in the school holidays. She sails from near the Newark Town Lock, adjacent to Newark Castle. Phone 01636 706479 to check services before travelling any distance. Sonning also runs evening jazz cruises (to be booked in advance) and is available for private hire when not running scheduled cruises.

To travel on Sonning
Website:-  www.newarkline.co.uk
Phone:-  01636 706479





 


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Sonning
Salter Brothers - Newark Line River Cruises

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Sonning
(Salter Brothers: 1924-1982)


Official Salter Brother postcard of Sonning
Scan: Dave Martin



Postcard of Sonning
Scan: Tony Langford



Postcard of Sonning at Abingdon






Sonning
(Newark Line River Cruises: 1982- )



Sonning at her mooring by Newark Castle
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning at her mooring by Newark Castle
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning at her mooring by Newark Castle
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Passengers boarding Sonning at her mooring by Newark Castle
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning in Newark Town Lock on the return from her 1pm cruise
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning leaving the Newark Town Lock on the return from her 1pm cruise
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning returning from her 1pm cruise
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning returning from her 1pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning returning from her 1pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning returning from her 1pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning returning from her 1pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning returning from her 1pm cruise
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning loading for her 3pm cruise
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning leaving on her 3pm cruise
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SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning in the Newark Town Lock on her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning in the Newark Town Lock on her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning in the Newark Town Lock on her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning leaving the Newark Town Lock on her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning leaving the Newark Town Lock on her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning leaving the Newark Town Lock on her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning leaving the Newark Town Lock on her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Sonning arriving the Newark Town Lock after her 3pm cruise
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011
SONNING (1902) - Newark River Cruise Lines - Photo: © Ian Boyle, 24th August 2011 - www.simplonpc.co.uk























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