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Fitting remembrance at boat club

Liam Moakes 14th Nov, 2017 Updated: 14th Nov, 2017

STRATFORD Boat Club members observed a two-minute silence on Remembrance Sunday to honour those who fell in the World Wars and other conflicts.

The club’s thoughts were led by president Paul Stanton and wreaths were laid at the memorial in the club grounds by youngest member Toby Sartain and oldest member Peter Wyatt.

The pair are separated in age by 76 years and Peter narrowly missed being selected for Britain’s Olympic rowing squad in 1948 and 1952. He 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.

Steve Wellstead, Stratford BC junior co-ordinator, said: “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.”

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