A Day at Shrewsbury’s Dragon Boat Contest

A Day at Shrewsbury’s Dragon Boat Contest

Sunday 9th July we were invited to attend the annual Shrewsbury Dragon Boat race, with the team from the Princess Royal Hospital.

The event held at the Shrewsbury’s School’s Pengwern Boat Club (can also be viewed from the Quarry Park)  is organised to raise money for the local Severn Hospice.

A total of 39 teams competed and each had a team tent along the river bank where they relaxed and many had BBQ’s.

The local hospital team ‘ Stitched Up’ was knocked out after 2 rounds but it was a really great day with many teams dressing in fancy dress.

Team from the Princess Royal
Stitched up by Stacey


There were lots of great imaginative fancy dressed teams, here’s some of the best ones we saw


Meeting Lara Croft was the highlight of my day !



And of course Sloth from the Goonies – “
Hey you guys”


Or How about the Ninja Turtles
May the force be with you


Pirates of the river Severn


The boats raced to the music of Hawaii five o  and Marianne was spotted doing her special Hawaii five 0 boating dance – most entertaining.

Overall the day was most enjoyable – thanks to the people in Shrewsbury for making us feel so welcome and joining in all the photos.

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2 thoughts on “A Day at Shrewsbury’s Dragon Boat Contest

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    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway,
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    1. Hi – thank you for your comment, we are glad you are enjoying it and we will continue to document our trip with Vlogs on our YouTube Channel – TREAD the Globe 🙂
      we hope you enjoy them
      kind regards
      Marianne and Chris

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