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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:25 am

ed, despite all the last minute, it would've worked a treat except for the wind, your printing of all the letters was pukka
people on the bank and on the bridges at richmond, waved and shouted their support to us, the canoe/rowing clubs did the same, and pics were being taken by loads of people
the film crews in the support vessels filmed us, itv crews fiilmed us, a bbc reporter used the boat with banner flying as a backdrop, but we never made it onto tv
and all because we couldn't continue, absolutely gutted to put so much effort in, only to fail because we couldn't do a few more hours

I'll get on jeffs case to post pics up
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:53 am

I think there's a full length TV programme about it due to come out in the spring.
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:56 pm

The good thing to come out of this event has been the issue of sewage hitting the agenda. The 500,000 cubic metres of sewage making the press was thanks to a contact through the TAC and us hassling Thames Water for the data.

The fight goes on though, we cant let it drop as history shows it is quickly forgotten.

Well done to DW raising an incredible amount of money.
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:34 pm

A few pics from this memorable event Very Happy














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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:43 pm

Great pics, superb work by all involved.
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:28 pm

Blimey that sign - what a sail! A pukka bunch of sewage pirates the like of which have never been seen before!
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:57 pm

Sewage pirates pirat Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:06 pm

A big well done to the 3 mariners and boat dog ,jim is that your pooch?? .
As has been said he has brought national attention to the sewage in the Thames so although you didnt make it on to the tv he has given it the coverage it needed .
Once again a big well done to all involved Steve.
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:10 pm

Jim I'm not sure if you've got enough fenders mate! Shocked Laughing

No dents in your boat then!
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:54 am

thanks steve,yes that is jims dog,the official mascot of the tac.hes done and seen more than anyone in the tac lol!
his name is mr fisherman,and hes similar to his owner- he can be grumpy,he gets up to his neck in everything and doesnt back down without a fight, a true specimen is mr fish.

3 barks for the fish, woof,woof,woof Like a Star @ heaven
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:29 am

nice one chaps, apologies to one and all for mr fischer and my grumpiness, but after a number of 16hr TAC days, tiredness rears its head

you cant have enough fenders m8, crashing into things is much more fun
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:34 am

James Page wrote:
nice one chaps, apologies to one and all for mr fischer and my grumpiness, but after a number of 16hr TAC days, tiredness rears its head

you cant have enough fenders m8, crashing into things is much more fun
Jim after all boating is a contact sport....at least that is what i keep telling the gin palace owners Laughing .
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:40 am

different horses for different courses buddy, a boat for me is about catching fish, grounding out, bumping into things, getting swiped by branches all part of the fun, if I wanted to look good in a gin palace I'd stick with the thames, 'cause thames gin palaces all look mickey mouse moored up in the south of france
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:53 pm

does someone wanna send him our boat poster pic, and a pic of the dead fish from june, if I could reach across the pond I'd get him to join our club
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:01 pm

Perhaps make him an honory member for all that he's done (albeit unintentionally) to hi-light the poor state of our capital's river?
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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:19 am

the only honouraries we have are keith arthur and les webber
but if someone wants to make him aware of our good selves, we'd welcome him as a member

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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:24 pm

David Walliams' Big Swim documentary
Thursday 8th March, 9pm, BBC1
http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/pr4jk/david-walliams%27-big-swim-a-sport-relief-special

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PostSubject: Re: Thames Charity Swim   Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:45 pm

saw it ed. 2c colder that the channel must be something to do with the gulf stream. some of the upper thames looked really nice and they skipped most of london out of the programme
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