Sunday, 05 December 2021

No gene

THE grandson of Olympic rowing gold medallist Richard “Dickie” Burnell did not inherit a talent for the sport.

Piers Burnell, from Remenham, tells me that he went to school in Pangbourne in order to row.

But he adds: “I won a few things but I was c*** at it. My grandfather came and supported me a lot though.”

Mr Burnell, a Leander Club member, has paid for defibrillators to be installed at Gillotts School in Henley and the town centre.

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