Friday, 04 December 2020

New club president

New club president

A NEW president has been elected at Remenham Club. Guy Lewis replaces Jonathon (Jonty) Steel, who served for two decades until he ...

 

Appeal for volunteers

THE River & Rowing Museum in Henley is seeking more volunteers. The museum in Mill Meadows, which is a charity, was forced to close in ...

 

Defibrillator fitted at boating club thanks to jazz fans

Defibrillator fitted at boating club thanks to jazz fans

A DEFIBRILLATOR has been installed at Wargrave Boating Club. The lifesaving device cost £2,040, including installation and maintenance,...

 

River & Rowing Museum to reopen next month

River & Rowing Museum to reopen next month

HENLEY’S River & Rowing Museum will reopen from August 6. The centre closed in March when the coronavirus lockdown was instigated and ...

 

Another regatta cancelled

THE Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers say it would not be possible to hold ...

 

Regatta organisers ‘hoping for the best’

Regatta organisers ‘hoping for the best’

THE organisers of the Wargrave & Shiplake Regatta will make a decision about the future of the event by the end of this month. Held ...

 

‘Trad’ boat festival will go ahead (fingers crossed)

‘Trad’ boat festival will go ahead (fingers crossed)

THE organisers of the Thames Traditional Boat Festival hope it can go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus pandemic. The annual ...

 

All aboard for flotilla

ENTRIES are open for the floral flotilla at the Chelsea Fringe Henley festival. The parade of boats will be part of the sixth annual ...

 

...biennial regatta is back too

SONNING Regatta will return on Saturday, May 23. The biennial event is held on the Oxfordshire bank of the Thames opposite the Reading ...

 

Record sum made at regatta fundraiser

A RECORD £6,000 was raised at the biennial fund-raising party for Wargrave and Shiplake Regatta. Nearly 100 guests attended the ...

 

Double gold boat goes on show

Olympic champion celebrates museum’s new rowing exhibition

AN exhibition saluting the contribution of women to British rowing has been launched in Henley. Double Olympic champion Helen Glover ...

 

Rowing gala and conference

A GALA evening is to take place at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley before a biennial rowing conference. The reception and dinner ...

 

River history

HISTORIAN Simon Wenham will give a talk about 150 years of boating on the Thames at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley on October 24 ...

 

Festival’s not only traditional — it’s quintessentially British

Festival’s not only traditional — it’s quintessentially British

FROM Friday, July 19, to Sunday, July 21, Henley plays host to one of the country’s most eccentric, extrovert and joyous festivals, ...

 

Boating club happy with visitor numbers at open day

Boating club happy with visitor numbers at open day

DOZENS of people attended an open day at Wargrave Boating Club. Visitors were able to sign up for courses including kayaking, rowing ...

 

Open boat club

AN open day will be held at Wargrave Boating Club next Saturday (April 27) from 1pm to 5pm. Families are invited to learn about ...

 

Lock closure

CAVERSHAM Lock will be closed for more than two months for repairs. The lock off George Street will shut on January 7 as the concrete ...

 

TV presenter swaps property hunting for river punting

TV presenter swaps property hunting for river punting

TELEVISION presenter Jonnie Irwin spent a day punting at Wargrave Boating Club for a property programme. He visited the club off ...

 

Paddling, punts, half-pints and plenty of family fun at rag regatta

Paddling, punts, half-pints and plenty of family fun at rag regatta

HUNDREDS of people took part in the Wargrave rag regatta on the River Thames in sweltering conditions on Saturday. Many families were ...

 

Floating tea party raises £1,100

Floating tea party raises £1,100

MORE than 50 people attended a floating vintage tea party in aid of charity. The event was held on the Hobbs of Henley boat The New ...