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Thames Region Report

January 2017 got us off to a start for this year with a visit to Little Ship Club on the 24th Jan.  2017; 23 members attended and represented four regions of the club.

We enjoyed Club hospitality, tea and biscuits in the afternoon with an introductory talk given by their Rear Commodore, Drummond Robson, who presented the history/agenda of the Little Ship Club.   David Broad responded explaining the history of Broom Boats and the BOC.  We then had the chance to look around the Club’s facilities including the overnight accommodation cabins.   The Club is situated on the north bank of the Thames between Southwark Bridge and Cannon Street, a prime position for exploring central London.

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Thames Region Laying Up Lunch

 

27 members and guests from the Thames Region met for a Laying Up Lunch at the Thames Lodge Staines on Sunday 9 October.   This was also the venue for the Fitting Out Lunch earlier in the year when river conditions put members off using their boats.   This time 3 boats used the moorings outside the venue.   A leisurely lunch was enjoyed by all - thanks to Andrew and Celia Cotter for the arrangements.   Andrew reviewed the region's activities during 2016, beside the two lunches.   10 members visited the Windsor and Eton Brewery and there was a weekend rally at Hurley in May with 10 boats and several members arriving on foot.  All very enjoyable. Plans are being made for visits during the 'closed' season - details to follow; any ideas and offers are very welcome.    Linda Varney

 

Thames Rowing Event

For anyone wanting a day out, a bit of Thames history.

 

Greenwich Reach to Cross Deep - Traditional Rowing Events in London 2016 

To view this notice on our website please click on the following link: 

http://www.pla.co.uk/assets/m26of2016-greenwichreachtocrossdeep-traditionalrowingeventsinlondon2016.pdf

 

BOC visit to Windsor & Eaton Brewery 10th February 2016

As you can see from the photo - back row Ian Esland & david Harrison, middle row John & Margarete Golding, Linda Varney & Andrew Cotter, Front row Deanne Waller & Celia Cotter, Ronnie & James Gerring,  we had a very sociable evening, learnt all about brewing and tasted a lot (lots) of very different Barley, Malt & beers , never before appreciated the different methods of brewing such a variety.

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Thames Region laying up lunch

Bray BrasserieFollowing the popularity of our Fitting Out Sunday Lunch in April we have again been able to secure a booking for lunch on Sunday 11th October at the Riverside Brasserie in Bray Marina.
We have provisionally booked 40 places but that can be increased, in need, to just over 50 if we are able to confirm numbers at an early opportunity.
 
Our booking is 12.30 for 1.00pm and we are again offered a 3 course meal plus coffee, with service included, at the same price of £27 per head. As on previous occasions, all drinks other than the inclusive coffee will need to be paid for on an individual basis.
 

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