Bradford Amateur Rowing Club Tankard

I was not a naturally sporty person, but I took up rowing while at University and fell in love with the sport. I then joined Bradford Amateur Rowing Club, where I had many happy years. My own piece of history is that I was the first ever female Club Captain of the Club which was about 124 years old at that point. Women had only been able to compete in rowing about 15 years before that, so it felt quite an achievement, but looking back it’s astonishing that it should be so unusual. I have many tankards like this, won at various regattas on on the wonderful River Aire. BARC is a special place on the edge of Bradford, and the City and the Club will always be part of my soul.


Submitted by
Liz Newton, From Warrington

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