Don't forget to take a look at the CPGA HERITAGE INTERPRETATION BOARD in the Clubhouse. As part of the ‘Pulling Together The Past’ a heritage board has been created for every club. These are made of great quality products that are used for road signs and so are ready for the outdoors. These can be added to the notice board of our clubhouse / gig store / shed / where we launch, wherever we feel that it will get the most attention. For clubs who have already displayed, they are getting a great positive response to the board.
They have been designed to give a quick guide to the sport and its heritage for all. So, we can display where we launch sometimes for all to see. I have been in touch with Anne from CPGA tonight to ask for some images to be sent over so that I could put some information in the Hayling Herald and other publications to promote the heritage side of gig rowing and she has sent over some links to a huge store of amazing images which I have added below for you all to see.
Take a look as there are some really fantastic images of days gone by!
The images below were taken exactly 100 years apart - that's just amazing! The first one of three gigs racing in Eastney on Saturday 2020 and the other of three gigs 'Newquay', 'Dove' and 'Treffry' in a race on the River Gannel at Newquay in 1920. Those three gigs were built by the Peters family of St Mawes respectively in 1812, 1820 and 1838 and we are still rowing in gigs designed to the same specification today.