Raft Race on the Canal at Wallbridge

Stroud, Gloucestershire

2nd October 2016                                                    Photos by Hetty

The Raft Race was on the Thames & Severn Canal – starting at Wallbridge, rowing to Capels Mill then turning and paddling back to Wallbridge. It was a revival of Raft Races held here in the 1980s. It was a lovely warm sunny day – luckily for the ones that got wet.

The Clothiers Arms raft had a picnic table, umbrella and beer glasses – outside the Canal Visitor Centre at Wallbridge

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At the start-line

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s1050112-copyA raft returns

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The Town Council raft on the way back

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About to turn at Capel’s Mill

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Turning around the buoy

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Returning under the viaduct

s1050119-copyHands on Harps Nailworth Community Workshop raft had an angel playing a harp and they were singing sea shanties as well as paddling!

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Pirates

s1050145-copyPirates overtake Randwick Scouts

s1050147-copyThe finish-line

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Pirates had a good time, but were given a penalty as they had two surfboards, not a raft – are they sinking?

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Oh dear, they are in the water

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Randwick Scouts finish

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