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Charlie Shore Children's Regatta returns
An annual children’s rowing event disbanded more than 70 years ago continued its revival by hosting a third event last week.
The Charlie Shore Children’s Regatta was founded in 1894 and ran until the outbreak of the Second World War.
It was revived in 2011 by the Richmond Environment Information Centre (REIC) and Twickenham Rowing Club.
There were 52 secondary school children taking part in races that ran from 1.30pm to 6pm on September 14.
They started at Eel Pie Island and finished 350m upstream at the Twickenham club’s headquarters.
For many of those taking part, the event provided a first go at side-by-side competitive rowing.
Dancers from Barbara Speake Performing Arts, dressed in sailor costumes, performed songs from musical Anything Goes.
The regatta is the first recipient of the council’s Civic Pride Fund.
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