Sonning Regatta 2016 video.mp4
2016 Regatta Video
See the 2016 action in this video...
And... for the first time - a display of local CHERISHED CARS
Sonning Cherished Car Show - 29th & 30th May 2016 (by John Woodhouse)
The first Festival Classic Car/Bike display for invited and locally owned cherished vehicles was judged to be a great success, the weather certainly helped. As the originator of the idea and the organiser I would like to express my sincere appreciation and thanks to everyone involved. That includes the landowner and his family who gave permission to use the site, the business tenants who readily cooperated despite some impact on their normal activities and the owners and exhibitors who showed their cars and bikes at their best and spent much time answering many questions from the huge crowds that just kept coming! The collecting boxes in aid of Thames Valley Air Ambulance saw a lot of activity and I hope to be able to announce a significant sum raised when they have been counted.
Thanks are due also to the rest of the Regatta Committee for their support.
Lessons were learned on this first attempt and we hope to be back with an improved show in 2018!
Sonning Scarecrows - 29th & 30th May 2016
Tridon't winner of best scarecrow in its category! Well done to the Tridon't team...
Sonning Regatta - 28th May 2016
Not got a t-shirt - contact Lynn Woodhouse to order one...
Following a very successful 2016 regatta, preparations are now underway for the 2016 Sonning Elegant Picnic on the 9th July
Watch this site for more information as planning progresses and for the results of the 2016 regatta
The Site is now going back to wilderness for 2 years!
Final site clearance - didn't the site look wonderful...
A fantastic 2016 regatta!
What is a CATACANOE.mp4
So what is a CATACANOE?
They're new to this year's regatta and we've been asked many times. So to help show one in action we have the regatta committee's very own Dave McIlroy demonstrating his prowess at the hands of one of these fine craft...!
Elegant Picnic - 9th July 2016
The 2016 elegant picnic is on the 9th July in the grounds of Bishops Close by kind invitation of Mr & Mrs McNeill and is the fundraising event for the biennial regatta. This follows an excellent elegant picnic in 2015 in the grounds of South Hill, Sonning, by kind permission of Andrew Barker and Marjie Thorne (mainly agreed by Marjie!). The weather was great and a lot of fun was had with friends sharing plenty of food, drink and good music.
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Lost property - if you own these please contact John Woodhouse - see "Further Information" page on the website: - a child's jacket, name Hope - a child's white canvas shoe with ...
Posted 1 Jun 2016, 06:33 by Sonning Festival
NEW to the Festival - Cherished Car Display
Come and see a number of locally owned cherished cars in the Old Forge Yard on the 29th & 30th May - a day to rest after the strenuous regatta!
Posted 20 Feb 2016, 05:45 by Sonning Festival
2016 Dates Announced
All the dates for the regatta, elegant picnic & live music at the Sonning Club have now been announced for the 2016 events. See the home page for more details...
Posted 7 Feb 2016, 13:02 by Sonning Festival
Posted 3 May 2015, 15:37 by Sonning Festival