Last Thursday saw the final Ryde R. C. 150 Club Fish & Chip Supper and Talk of the year take place at their Appley Park Clubhouse. During the ten month season members & friends “visited the Antarctic”, “flew in the Hampshire and IW Air Ambulance”, “fired Rockets from the Needles”, “distilled IW Gin”, ”wandered round the Somerton Works at Cowes”, “met dashing cavalier Robert Holmes and English adventuress Sophie Dawes and other IW Hidden Heroes”, ”sailed with the Marblehead’s” and faced challenge and adventure with the disadvantaged.
The talks raised around £500 for local and National charities including Cancer research, the Air Ambulance and Challenge and Adventure on the IW and contributed to the running of the Rowing Club. So a big thank-you to everyone who supported these events and to all our guest speakers.
The 150 Club Talks and Fish and Chip Suppers will start again in February and we already have planned talks on Charles 1st – from Carisbrooke to the chopping block, Three Fighters from Three Wars, Island hopping, diving and the Komodo dragons, Pig Leg Lane and ships, dents and a duel in Cowes.
We look forward to seeing you all again in February - and hopefully some of you on Christmas Eve at the Clubhouse and have a good Christmas and a very Happy New Year.
Pete, Steph, Steve & Josie.
Ryde Rowing Club.