Wellesbourne & Shakespeare Lions Raft race

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Raft race founder, Robin Hammond, left, pictured with fellow Wellesbourne Lions, Elaine Merrygold, race timekeeper, and Brian Nuttall, were out and about yesterday, Wednesday, checking the race route. They are pictured on Hampton Lucy bridge over the River Avon, a popular viewing point for the public. Photo: Mark Williamson (H48/7/16/1)

The 40th Anniversary RAFT RACE. AHOY me hearties ! ! We’ve got pirates on the Avon and to scare the fish an inflatable shark. Using the latest deep in South Warwickshire technology the drone was buzzing over one of the two weirs as 53 rafts battled their way down the 7.5 mile course to finish in Stratford upon Avon yesterday…….all to help our nominated charity for 2016 “Heart of England Mencap”.

If nothing else it shows how pretty the River Avon is in our neck of the woods.

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