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Bredon Boat Races 2023

Old Rectory Meadow, off Dock Lane

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This year the Boat Races are taking place on Saturday 2nd September. Races start at 12 noon, so please save the date for a fun-filled afternoon down by the river. This event is only a success due to your support and we have a few ways for you to help us…

We are now taking entries for boat teams

Eight paddlers to a boat. The entry fee per boat is held at last year’s price of £30 per team. The helmsman and all the equipment are provided, and you will have at least two races. Fancy dress welcome! Please download an entry form from this site or contact Anne at parishsecretarybbg@outlook.com


If you fancy having a stall of your own or would like to help run one, please email Anne at parishsecretarybbg@outlook.com. Stalls are only £20 per table, but you will need to bring your own table and gazebo. No commercial stalls please.


If you are able to donate a bottle or two, it would be really appreciated. They can be dropped off at 19 Blenheim Drive, GL20 7NQ, or contact Elaine Lane on 07741 014612.

Books can be dropped off at Stonecroft, Main Road, GL20 7EL, or contact Jill and Andrew Chapman on 01684 772272.

We would also welcome cakes for the tea tent. If you are able to make a cake or help on the day, please contact Linda Poulton on 01684 772167.

What’s on?

The racing takes central stage, but there are lots of other things going on as well. Refreshments will be plentiful, with a pig roast, barbeque and the cake-laden tea tent. Plenty of drinks will be available, with the ever-popular cider, Pimm’s and G&T tents, and of course soft drinks. Live music provided by The ReVivals will keep us entertained.

New for 2023

  • A vegetarian BBQ, including delicious halloumi and red pepper baps
  • Marshfield Farm ice creams
  • Beer to join the list of beverages available
  • Recycling area
  • Limited car parking area at Bredon Hancock’s First School

Why the Boat Races?

This is a great village and family event and we all had a fantastic time last year; a perfect opportunity to arrange a catch-up with friends and enjoy the atmosphere in such a beautiful setting. Just as important is that the money raised last year was used on the external decoration and repairs to the Church Rooms, which are used mainly by Bredon Playgroup. This year we would like to use the money raised to refurbish the kitchen and toilets at the Church Rooms. The toilets are very wobbly and are used by Playgroup and anyone attending church, as well as events such as weddings and funerals, so modernisation is definitely required.

Admission remains at just £2.50 per adult, under 12s free.

Click here to download the entry form, which also contains details about how the event will run.

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