Daily Archive: July 11, 2012

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Bells, blooms – and the Olympic Torch

Sunday 8th July, 2012 Even though the rain was beating hard what better could a boatless boatwif want on a summer Sunday morning than to stand looking at a fine river while church bells ring out joyfully?  In front of Bedford‘s Swan Hotel union flags were being distributed for waving purposes and spectators of all shapes, sizes and generations were gathering five and six deep on the pavements.  Below Bedford‘s Town Bridge rowers of skiffs and teams of rowing fours...

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