Marlow Town Regatta & Festival 2019 – article and photos from the Committee

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The Marlow Town Regatta & Festival Committee have kindly passed us a short preview of an full article that will feature in the next Marlovian magazine, together with a set of amazing photos of the weekend from the talented photographer, Anita Ross Marshall.  Enjoy the pics – they are amazing, and can by purchased from

In true tradition, Marlow’s Premier Sporting and Social Occasion kicked off on the banks of the river on a bright & blustery day with our opening Ceremony.

The sun was shining down on Nav Ali, as he handed over his stewardship as Town Regatta & Festival Chairman to Robin Atkinson. Nav Ali has been steering the committee successfully for 8 years, since the passing of Jim Campbell. A glass was raised as Robin Atkinson thanked Nav for his leadership and presented him with a Regatta engraved tankard.

The new Town Regatta & Festival Chairman Robin Atkinson hands an engraved tankard to outgoing Chair, Nav Ali.


Lady Ann Redgrave was welcomed to officially open the ceremony, remembering years gone by & thanking Nav for his tremendous efforts, with a stunning water colour of sunset over the River Thames at Marlow – presented by Sophie Redgrave.

Nav Ali presented with a gift by Sophie Redgrave, together with Lady Ann Redgrave who officially opened the event.

With a fantastic attendance, the atmosphere was buzzing along the Jim Campbell Riverside Promenade with the thrill of the competition pulling in the crowds. Marlow Rowing Club fitted in Adaptive Rowing along with an action packed day of racing.

Read the full article in the next publication of the ‘Marlovian’. With our thanks to our Sponsors Bellwood Homes and The Shanly Foundation. Our thanks also goes to Anita Ross Marshall for the fabulous photography, Paul Bell for his incredible artwork, MyMarlow’s dedication & to everybody who attended, making this a fantastic event!

Save the dates of Saturday 13th & 14th June, 2020. New & exciting announcements to follow.

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Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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