Stratford Boat Club pay respects on Remembrance Sunday - The Stratford Observer

Stratford Boat Club pay respects on Remembrance Sunday

Stratford Editorial 13th Nov, 2023 Updated: 14th Nov, 2023   0

STRATFORD-upon-Avon Boat Club and its members took time away from rowing to remember those who lost their lives in World Wars and other conflicts on Remembrance Sunday.

The whole club came to a standstill and met at the club’s memorial with wreaths laid by the Boat Club’s oldest member Colin Upchurch and youngest member Meredith Paul to remember club members who gave their lives in wars and conflicts.

Some 77 years separate Colin’s and Meredith’s rowing and life experience while club piper Simon Moore, played during the act of remembrance.

Stratford Boat Club president, Paul Stanton, said: “Whilst the club is a forward looking organisation with its sights set firmly on the future, we take this time to look back, pause and give thanks for those who served and died for their country and colleagues so that we may live in peace and pursue our sport with happiness and joy.

“We were also pleased to have Avon Navigation Trust officers join our act of remembrance and be part of our community.”




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