Ted Hunt – Charity Barge Drive

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Ted Hunt is due to man a barge under oars for approx half hour before Barge Race this Saturday to raise £500 for Almshouses Charity in Hastings for Watermen and Lightermen.    The time of the event has not yet been finalised but it is said to be around 1030am  where Ted is due to be under oars on his own from West India Dock to Greenwich Pier. 

Certainly one to watch out for!


3 thoughts on “Ted Hunt – Charity Barge Drive

    Geoffrey Mansfield said:
    June 28, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Despite my twin sister and I and having more than several WTF moments as we approached the barge with our Grandad Ted Hunt this morning, we came away from the exercise with all lives intact. In fact, it was outrageous fun. A fantastic experience to share with our Grandfather. thanks for the photos. Thanks also to the owners of the Steve Faldo barge, the crew of Mad Dog for putting us off afloat and the other various boats who transferred us during the day. Great website. Cheers. Geoff

      Liquid Highway responded:
      June 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm

      Well done to you both and Ted of course. I was unsure if it was going ahead but was pleased to see you approach greenwich and managed to get down and take a few shots in the poor weather we had this morning. Great stuff

    Simon Wheeler said:
    September 21, 2014 at 9:32 am

    I am amazed to see that Ted Hunt is still involved with the River. Ted Hunt signed my RYA Elementry Saiing Certificate when he was instructing at Greenland Dock Rotherhithe back in the early 1980’s, he used to sign the certificates saying “that signature will be worth a fortune in years to come”. I never have had it valued, but my enthusiasm with the water continues and encourages me now to participte in The Great River race introducing new comers, all of which have loved it. It is with great thanks to people like Ted Hunt who made the time to pass on their skills to youngers in what was then a run down area creating new opportunitys and interestes. Would love to meet him again some day and shake his hand.

    As for Rowing a barge at 94 ? A comnibation of thoughts between “your raving mad” “how on earth did you do it” “remarkable”. Well done to all of you and what a great experience for you all as a family.

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