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Windermere Rally 2013

31 Aug 2013 11:26 | Deleted user

Between the 11th and 16th of August steamboaters took part in the Windermere Steamboat Rally. 

On the Monday boats headed south to Fell Foot for lunch before rafting up for tea of Silverholme on the way back.

Tuesday saw boats head north to Waterhead, after lunch boats headed across to Pulwyke Bay where there was a whistle salute and a eulogy to long time steamboat Derek Brown was read to coincide with his memorial service.

The following note was received from Derek's family:

Dear all at the Windermere Rally

I would like to say thank you to everyone who signed the wonderful card which was sent from Pulwyke Bay. It meant a great deal to me to know that as we were in the church at Shiplake, giving thanks for Derek's life,  you too were remembering him in a place where we have had so much joy over the years.

The memorial service was wonderful and just as we had hoped, with around 100 relatives and friends old and new, from all of Derek’s many fields of interest taking part. His bell-ringing colleagues rang both during and after the service.

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness.
With very best wishes

Wednesday saw people dressing up for lunch at the Royal Windermere Yacht Club before being shown around the Windermere Steamboat Museum which is currently closed for renovation. 

On Thursday boats that braved the rain headed for Wray Castle and tea behind Belle Isle.

Friday saw boats doing there own thing (including more tea behind Belle Isle) before pulling out and leaving in the afternoon.

More photo's of the event are now available on the photo album page and a video is available below and in the video gallery.

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