It is with regret we have to announce Adrian Kerridge passed away last week after suffering a heart attack.
Adrian had been a member of Marlow Rowing Club for over 40 years and was a generous man; benefactor and donor to the club. He was keen on seeing the juniors of the club develop and prosper and was one of stalwarts of the Marlow Regatta Committee. In this latter role Adrian was normally charged with organising the public address and communications systems which he discharged professionally each year (Adrian owned and ran a successful recording studio as his profession). Adrian rowed and sculled in a wide variety of crews and successfully competed for the club. In the 80's he rowed in a successful four which included Peter Blaseby, John Ladbon and Peter Bayfield. Other occasional members of this four were John Gill and Chris Lenton. More latterly he sculled with Peter Blaseby in a double.
Adrian’s generosity to the club was immense - it included financial support for a variety of projects and boat acquisitions over many years and more recently he was a Gold Donor in the scheme to rebuild the club after the fire. He also donated the Kerridge Cup which was awarded each year to the overall winner of the Marlow Fours and Pairs Head normally held in October. Adrian was elected Vice President for his services to the club.
The funeral will be at 1.30 p.m. on Friday 14th October at St. Peter's Catholic Church, St. Peter Street, Marlow. The Wake will take place at MRC from 2.30 p.m. There will be a private family burial and I think the family will arrive at MRC at approx. 3.15.
There are two specific requests
1. No black so blazers are in order
2. No flowers, donations to Marlow RC President's Fund - by post to MRC marked for the attention of Peter Blaseby.
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Congratulations to the MasB 8o and WMasB 4+ for their wins at Henley Vets Regatta.
Congratulations to Amber Simon and Erica Holmes who won the J2x at Henley Women's Regatta 2015
Well done too to the J16.4+ who made it to their final.
Well done to Andrew, Jonathan H, John D and Dave P (Mike coxing) who won gold in the Novice 4+ at the 2015 British Rowing Masters Championships at Nottingham on 13th July:
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Over the Easter break, Marlow Rowing Club coaches, boats and juniors all decamped to France for a training camp in Mimizan.