We Shall Remember Them

Stratford upon Avon Boat Club observed a two minutes’ silence on this Remembrance Sunday to honour those who fell in the World Wars and other conflicts. The Club’s thoughts were led by the Club’s President, Paul Stanton

Wreaths were laid at the memorial in the Club grounds by the youngest member Toby Sartain and Peter Wyatt, the oldest member: seventy six years separate their rowing experience! Peter Wyatt narrowly missed being selected of Britain’s Olympic rowing squad in 1948 and 1952 and ran with the Olympic torch into Stratford upon Avon prior to the London Olympics in 2012

All the crews and rowers came off the water during a busy Remembrance Sunday to attend the act of remembrance. Said Steve Wellstead, Stratford Boat Club’s Junior Co-ordinator, “The memorial is literally at the heart of the Club and our sporting life goes on around it: this was an opportunity to stop, reflect and remember those Stratford Boat Club members who had died so that we can live in peace and enjoy our sport.”

For media coverage, see Stratford Observer online https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/sport/fitting-remembrance-at-boat-club and https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/honouring-those-who-served-on-remembrance-sunday-in-stratford and Stratford Herald p2

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