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Elegant Picnic - 4th July 2015

An excellent elegant picnic was held as a fundraiser for the biennial regatta. This year the picnic was 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.


Music was provided by the Django   Swing Quintet performing two sets and a special performance between the band's break with Davie McGirr of Seven Songs performing in aid of the Alzheimer's Society.

Davie (pictured below) is a skilled musician and vocalist and has recently been on BBC Radio! More details here:

Below is our Treasurer in a good mood following a successful picnic in 2010! I understand he's been seen smiling after the 2015 picnic so we must have enough funds to stage the 2016 regatta by now!

A few photos of elegant picnics of 5 years and more ago... you know who you are!

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 The Regatta 2016

Following the success of what has become a biennial  event since 2002, the Regatta will again be held on the Oxfordshire bank of the river opposite Blue Coat School boat house just upstream of Sonning Lock.  A ferry will operate from this point, alternatively limited parking is available on site. A range of adult and children’s events will be held – no experience necessary.  Plenty of refreshments available, bring a picnic and keep fingers crossed for the weather again.