Marlow Rowing Club celebrates 150th anniversary

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Marlow Rowing Club was formally founded on 16 May 1871, and yesterday to mark the 150th anniversary a special “row past” was arranged.

An 8 was formed with representatives from Junior, Seniors, Masters and Para squads, and all were dressed in Club kit from over the years. They were joined by a selection of other club members in singles and fours, rowing up to Bisham and then back past the club to cheers from members on the club balcony. Well done to all for braving the wet weather too!

The main photo below of the squad in the 8 has (left to right) : Laurie Tilbury, Karen Hammond , Nicola Hannay, Ilse Taylor, Lee Moxon, Naomi Riches, Dave Brindle, Ed Phillips and Lisa Knill (cox)

Of particular note, and historic interest Laurie Tilbury (aged 84) was ALSO in a similar row-past 50 years ago to celebrate the 100th Anniversary – see photo below. Laurie is seated in the same bow position (ie at the front of the boat!)

Happy 150th Birthday Marlow Rowing Club!

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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