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About 25 of us of all ages met at Widcombe Social Club in Bath to watch the 2023 Boat Races , refreshed by drinks from the bar. Sadly, last year's success wasn't repeated and the Light Blue supporters we invited along to join us had more to cheer about. However the races were close enough to be interesting and it was fun getting to meet one another!
We hope to repeat the event next year, and would like to make it a joint one with Cambridge alumni.
Oxford rowers Buller, Hornby and Warre wrote of the Boat Race over 150 years ago:
...Thus in generous emulation
Cam and Isis both are one;
Thus each passing generation
Earns the meed of duty done;
Thus the glory of our nation
Shines wherever shines the sun.
(I wonder what they would have made of the Women's Boat Race, or of the very international composition of the Boat Race crews these days?)
Our annual viewing of the Boat Race, glass in hand! This year Bath hosted the event.
Date and time: 26th March 2023
Venue: Widcombe Social Club, Bath
Wednesdays at the Watershed are restarting! Drop by for a drink and a chat early evening on 26th April or 28th June.
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