Reunion of Bedford rowing team of 1964 - club members from across the globe get together again on riverside

Bedford School rowing team of 1964.
Bedford School rowing team of 1964.

The Bedford School Boat Club VIII of 1964 is reuniting for the very first time for their 50th anniversary this weekend, during the 150th Bedford Regatta.

Following a reunion dinner on Friday, May 9, the crew, who between them have travelled some 27,960 miles from as far afield as Melbourne, Ecuador, Johannesburg and Los Angeles, to be at the 150th Bedford Regatta will recreate their original crew photograph on the riverbank today, Saturday, May 10, at noon.

The crew of 1964 are, in rowing order:

Mike Harper Bow

John Osborne 2

Richard Harrison 3

Andy Peake 4

David Warbrick-Smith 5

Pete Harpham 6

Mike Goodfellow7

John Beresford, Stroke and Captain of Boats (son of Jack, who learned to row at Bedford School)

Anthony Joseph Cox

Neville Andrews Coach of 1964 1st VIII

The reunion photograph will take place near the regatta enclosure and school boathouse.