We Will Remember Them

Stratford upon Avon Boat Club took time out of their training on Sunday morning to honour those who fell in the World Wars and other conflicts and observe a two minutes’ silence on Remembrance Sunday. 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 Club’s youngest member Sophie Franklin and Colin Upchurch, the Club’s oldest member: sixty five years separate their rowing experience! Last year, amidst the Covid lock down, the Club’s President made the act of remembrance and laid the wreath on behalf of the Club on his own

All the crews and rowers came off the water and from their indoor training during a busy Remembrance Sunday to attend the act of remembrance. Said Dawson Curnock, Stratford Boat Club’s Chairman, “The memorial is at the heart of the Club and our sporting life goes on around it: this was an opportunity for us all to stop, reflect and remember those Stratford Boat Club members who died so that we can live in peace and enjoy our sport”

For media coverage, see Stratford Herald page twenty one and Stratford Observer online https://www.stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/stratford-district-communities-come-together-to-honour-the-fallen-on-remembrance-sunday and page two in Friday’s edition and online edition: https://www.stratfordobserver.co.uk/editions/view/?/Stratford/2021/11/19&pages=032

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