Colin Yarwood (Grafton 61) kindly sent in some photographs of sculling at Stowe in the early 1960s.
I was one of Stowe’s First Scullers. John Hunt (Former staff, 1958-1969) started it as an activity, with two clinker boats in the Temple of Venus. Sculling took place on the 11 Acre Lake along with sailing, fishing and swimming! When I left Stowe, I presented an engraved pewter plate for inter-house competitions. I continued with the sport after leaving Stowe only for fun.
Before I retired in 2007, I had to have a new right hip and after that I was looking for a form of exercise that would require the same effort and strength on my right side as on my left and an invitation came to start a U3A Rowing group. In my 72nd year I took part in my first regatta since my 22nd year, and came second…(there were only two of us in the race).
The Peterborough U3A sculling/rowing group now has over 30 very active members and is a growing part of the on the water activity of the City of Peterborough Rowing Club.
Colin Yarwood (Grafton 61)