Tyne United Rowing Club plans new Gateshead clubhouse

From The Journal: 

‘ROWING has a colourful history on the River Tyne. In the 19th Century, spectators regularly numbered between 50,000 and 100,000 – bigger than today’s football crowds.

The river was the spawning ground for three heroes, two world champions, Harry Clasper and James Renforth and champion of England Robert Chambers.

In recent years a new rowing club is keeping the tradition alive and is celebrating a major boost.

Tyne United Rowing Club, Gateshead’s only rowing club, has gone from strength to strength since it was established in April 2007.

Within a short period of time, the dedicated team of volunteers acquired land on the south bank of the Tyne near Newburn bridge from the Duke of Northumberland, to promote competitive rowing for enthusiasts of all levels and ages.’

Read the rest of the article online at The Journal

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