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Clive Oliver

Sadly we have lost another of the clubs elder statemen with the passing of Clive Oliver, who died recently in a Chester nursing home.


Clive stroked the Royals 1st VIII in the late 1950’s and rowed with the Club at Senior and Masters level until his failing health forced him to give up about 3 years ago.


He's pictured here in the centre with fellow club masters when they were invited to a celebration row past at Henley Royal Regatta in 2010.


December News

Competitions entered in November:


2 November:  GB U23 trials; W.1x Sarah McKay & W.1x Fenella Cowdell

9 November: Henley Long Distance Sculls; 9 crews; event cancelled due to river flow.

10 November: Northwich Head of the River; 1 crew; event cancelled due to river flow.

23 November:  Fours Head of the River; 4 crews;  OpClub.4+ twice & OpClub.4- twice.

24 November:  Veteran Fours Head of the River; 2 crews; MasF.4+ & WMasE.4+.

30 November:  Liverpool Victoria Head of the Float; 4 crews; J15.4x+, J14.4x+, WJ15.4x+ & WJ14.4x+.


More event cancellations this month but well done to Sarah and Fenella representing Royals at GB trials and well done to the crews representing Royals at the national Fours Heads on the Tideway.

January News

Happy New Year!  Wednesday

1st January 2020 was mild and

sunny.  Where were you all???  

Fortunately Graham Miller had

joined me for a morning outing

and was able to make the first

Royals 100 Club draw of the

decade.  Thank you Graham.  




1st     £100     No   5    John Bigland - no 5 drawn 6 times in 40 months

2nd      £30     No   2    Ian Addinsell  - no 2 drawn 4 times in 40 months

3rd       £20     No 46    Simon Parrington - no 46 drawn seventh month in play


To non-members of the Royals 100 Club:

This invitation is open to everyone; friends and parents as well as rowing members of Royals.  It is now the time for New Year resolutions which could include doing your bit to support your club.  Please turn your resolution into action by joining the Royals 100 Club from only £5 per month.  Just send an email to me at royalstreasurer@gmail.com.  61 balls are now taken but that leaves 39 to choose from.  Every ball you take contributes to the target of raising more than £1,500 this year and at the same time every month it gives you the chance of winning up to £100 - or more if you have more than one ball.


To join immediately set up a monthly standing order of £5 per ball to the Royals 100 Club account number 32581238 sort code 60-40-08 with your name as reference.  Then let me know at royalstreasurer@gmail.com.  The next available ball between 1 to 100 will be assigned unless you have any special requests.




Competitions entered this month:

7 December  Newark Head; MasE.1x Graham Miller

7 December British Rowing Indoor Championships; 9Year 11 girls 6min Lucy Thomson, Mica Hird, Teigan Foster & Eliza Harris; MasG.Lwt 2000m Adam Wilson.


If you have any Royals news to share contributions are always welcome.


Adam Wilson,  royalstreasurer@gmail.com