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Brolly Boating Weather!

Bumps & Carnage Party 2007


Rowers head up for the races under the ominous skies...

View downriver with the glowering sky


Parasol Parade

A wide range of fashionable umbrella-wear was on display on the river bank this year:

 Bev with - what's that? An IONICA brolly? There's a piece of Cambridge history! Professor Short with the German look Hazel goes for orange to complement her green outfit Oli and Amy with the double-strength sports umbrella Plaid and Rainbow Shameless advertising by John, promoting Mills & Reeve, solicitors The Jefferies family tartan Anna holds aloft a rainbow Younger rain style Hosts gathered under "Something in the Air" Ray has his Poker.com coverage Caroline lends Ian her corporate accessory Brolly and shades - Bridget has all eventualities covered Penny and her Davis Langdon & Everest umbrella Brian and his eco-brolly Girls with pastel parasols Jean and Edna under a sensibly sized one Timmi gets the Abbey habit Rainbow Pam with a hexagonal brolly Misi shelters Edna under a floral one

 

"Yes my wine's a bit watery too."

Ladies lunch on regardless


Cauis row over to stay Head of the River 2007

Caius stayed Head of the River, keeping ahead of 1st & 3rd all the way home

Staying Head of the River for five years running entitles them to a clock-tower on their boathouse..!


Group Photo

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Colourful flotilla enters Long Reach

Hot pursuit

Clare cox acknowledges they've been bumped, within an ace of catching LMBC

..So close and yet...

 

A crew pulls in the side after being bumped

Despair of the bumped.

 

 

A crew rows back bedecked with foliage, after making their bump

Joy of the bumpers...

 

 

Victors receive their garlands

Garlanding the victors

 

 

Being bumped can be an emotional experience

Comforting the losers

 

Waiting for the next division

Riverbank spectators

A division is approaching

Here they come...

 

Spectators cheering on a passing crew

Cheering the boats on

 

Dixon is astonished that his predixion is so wrong...

Dixon's Predixion was nearly wrong

Ellie Hasketh and Amy Morris-Drake preparing the Pimms

Masters of the Pimms

 

Drinks on the terrace

Marquis sun

 

 

The rain sets in

Downpour

 

 

Ripples on the river

Ripples

 

 

It's drier under the gazebo 

Taking shelter

 

Nachtwey family visiting from Berkeley

Berkeley visitors

The Oxford contingent

Oxford visitors

 

 Only 45 minutes until the next race

Cambridge visitors

 

 

Charles, Rhys and Henry

Three musketeers

 

Tim Rawle working on his next book

Professional at work

 

 Chick on show on the river bank

Chickadee

 

Alex and Misi reunited

Former household members

The girls

Coven

 

 Brenda and Brian Purkiss

Pair of Purkisses

 

 

Annick and Graham

Scorekeeping

 

 

Daniel

Brimful

 

 

Annick's hat and jacket

Ribbons

 

 

Friends around the table

Table Photocall

 

 

Henry, Andrew, Helen and Alice

Family Photocall

 

 

Siobhan tells everyone to smile

Group Photocall

 

Anne & Gordon

Anne & Gordon

Henry

Contemplative

 

 Miranda, Andrew and Steve

Village People?...oh, it's Miranda, Andrew and Steve

 

Ian with the family group

Coburns and Mulligans

Ian and Annick

Ian and Annick

 

 Ian, Anne, Simon and Bill

Ian, Anne, Simon & Bill

 

Anoushka on the inflatable

Play

Giant scramble

Slide

 

Challenging 

Wave

 

The teenage gang

Gang

Contemplating the slide down

Summit

 

 A wet Lauren

Soaked

 

Dave Cook and the Reed contingent

On the steps

Croquet practice

Pegging Out

 

 Taking the leap

Leap

 

Worshipping at Helen's feet

Worshipper

Baby toes peek out from inside the buggy

Toes

 

 Baby chicken nibbles toes

Chick feet

 

An accusing stare

Glare

Nick and Andrew Coburn

Brothers

 

 Singing Happy Birthday to Alice

Song

 


Party Tricks

Watch Richard Dixon cavort with his amazing beer-bottle foot-juggling act.

Is there no limit to his talent?

Dixon's party trick


Cheshire Cat 2007