Lady Jean joins Thalatta as an ECST barge

In 1973 the East Coast Sail Trust bought and re-equipped the Lady Jean as a second Trust barge. On April 29th 1974 Lady Jean was renamed the Sir Alan Herbert by Lady Herbert at Tower Pier in London, in memory of her husband whose love of barges was well known. At that naming ceremony was Edward Heath, who had been Prime Minister until losing the General Election in February that year.