River revels

Bridgnorth Rowing Club is marking its 150th birthday with a splash this summer, as their Regatta hits the waters of Bridgnorth on Saturday 9 June. Last year’s event was cancelled because of a dramatic rise in the water level, so organisers are hoping for a bonanza event this year – they’ve even had unique trophies made by Wenlock Pottery to commemorate the special anniversary.

The Rowing Club’s Paul Wallis says, “Our regatta is attended by other rowing clubs such as Ironbridge, Bewdley, Stourport as well as clubs as far afield as Bristol. We also attract a lot of junior entries, including teams from Shrewsbury School and Cheltenham College.”

“We’re also having a big dinner-dance in June and we’re trying to contact all old members who have lost touch to join us on the night.”

The route runs from the town’s old waterworks to the Rowing Club at the other end of Severn Park, with volunteers from a variety of clubs making sure everything runs smoothly and safely.

If you’d like to get involved, email paul@spiderman1.plus.com.

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