The Moonraker narrowboat display was our first display created thanks to funding by Middleton Rotary Club. We wanted to improve a main gateway into Middleton with a fitting tribute to the local area, the narrowboat display was chosen. We wanted to increase community involvement so we asked the local residents to name her, The Moonraker was chosen due to Middletonian’s being Moonraker’s. The Moonraker was moored adjacent to Rochdale canal at Slattocks next to The Ship Inn.