Friday, 22 October 2021

Sir Steve lacks skill

HENLEY Royal Regatta chairman Sir Steve Redgrave was offered a chance to help make the one of the three new trophies for women’s events.

He visited the silversmiths’ workshop in Kent and was invited to have a go at chiselling the moulds for the Hambleden Pairs Challenge Cup.

Sir Steve says: “They gave me a little chisel and hammer, which was a bit different from what I’m used to as I come from a building family and I’m more comfortable knocking things down with a massive sledgehammer! I was trying to hit it as hard as I could but I didn’t feel that it was moving at all.

“It makes you appreciate how many hours have gone into it and how much skill is involved.”

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