The Raft Race
Who remembers the raft races, organised by Tess, landlady of the White Hart. These pictures are from the last event in 1988 or 1999. The race was from New Bridge to Turkey, and that year the River Tone was at about its lowest level ever. Some competitors had to get off and push! Apart from the cases of Weil's Disease, there were not too many dissters, but all the finishers had to climb through the mud to get up the bank at Turkey.