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REPORT ON ACTIVITIES DURING THE 2016 SEASON

Thames - 01 Dec 16 General

Update on TVB events during 2016

RNSA THAMES VALLEY BRANCH - WINTER UPDATE 2016

After the early season lunch at the Angel on the Bridge in Henley the next opportunity for the Branch to get together was for a beer at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival Rally on Saturday 16 July at Fawley Meadows. The weather was brilliant but sadly, due to CAA restrictions imposed post-Shoreham, much of the planned historic flying display had to be cancelled. However, the BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane were able to perform, MTB 102 was amongst the large number of Dunkirk Little Ships, the Branch was represented by boats in at least one category and the Queen's Row Barge GLORIANA added her own special elegance to the proceedings.

Our Tower Bridge visit on Saturday 27 August was almost fully subscribed and we enjoyed a truly excellent guided tour of the iconic landmark including the twin towers, the overhead pedestrian walk ways and the now redundant, but still immaculately maintained, Victorian stationary steam engines that used to power the (now electrified) hydraulic rams that raise and lower the famous bascules. After the tour we enjoyed a most sociable lunch at the Perkin Reveller restaurant, close by both the Bridge and the Tower of London itself, where we were very well looked after.

Our final event of the year was the Branch End-of-Season lunch and AGM which, this year, was held at the Watermans Arms in Eton on Saturday 26 November: a well-attended and lively lunch was enjoyed by all who attended!


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