Date with the Queen for Kendal star of TV documentary

John Butcher from Kendal

John Butcher from Kendal

First published in News

A KENDAL man who featured in the popular BBC 2 series The Watermen met the Queen at a garden party on the Royal Lawns.

The monarch took time out to speak to John Butcher, 53, who was one of the main characters in the documentary series.

He was there with his son Ben, brother Tom and wife Helen, in honour of the work that United Utilities carries out in the north.

MORE TOP STORIES:

“She was actually interested that we were helping life flow smoothly for people, ” said John. “It was a bit surreal and a bit of a whirlwind.

“If someone had said I was going to meet the Queen I’d never have believed it. I feel very honoured.”

The series, which hit a combined 43 million TV, social media and print viewers, was filmed over 12 months.

The cameras followed United Utilities teams as they worked to keep taps flowing for seven million customers across the north west.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree