14-Sep-17 at 19:11:38
It was good to see so many Monktonians old and young enjoying time on
the river on OM Day in June. Some of the old men who got into boats for
the first time for twenty years looked distinctly worried as they left
the rafts, but when their crews re-emerged from under the aqueduct, they
were rowing well, and looking as if they would succeed in any veteran
race they cared to enter. Let us hope that they were not flat on their
backs for days after the event with aches and pains!
2003 has been a year of change for MCSBC. We have lost two loyal,
hard-working and influential members of the club, David Conington and
Barry Taylor. They have done great work at Monkton, and we wish them
both well for the future.
Arrivals have included two job-sharing boatmen, Mike Smith and Carl
Purchase who bring with them huge experience, love for the sport, and
loyalty to their own club Bradford-on-Avon, to which they have quickly
added loyalty to and unstinting support for MCSBC.