Opening Cruise 2106 – Wrenbury

Once again the intrepid boaters of Broken Cross Boat Club converged on Wrenbury for their Opening Cruise. Even though Easter was very Early this year the weather was not too unkind whilst they were travelling and there was no snow at Hurleston.

On Good Friday the call was ‘Hot Cross Buns at 2pm at Lyndsey Jane’. Taking advantage of the gathering Bob & Betty Holgate took up residence in the bow of Lindsey Jane to sell sweepstake tickets for the Grand National which was run on Saturday April 9 .

Ruth handed out sheets for the Easter Scavenger Hunt competition.

In the evening 19 members of the Club went to the Cotton Arms  for the Quiz Night.


oc2On Saturday the annual bowls tournament commenced at 2pm in fine  th weather. The matches were all played in good humour and Eileen Moses won for the ladies and Dave Smith for the men. Dave went on to become overall champion.

The bowling finished about 3.15pm which was very lucky for everyone because by 3.30pm the hail stones began.

Saturday evening everyone met in the SHED (Solar Heated Executive Diner). The meal provided by the Cotton Arms was again up to their usual standard.  A big Thank You to all the staff at the Cotton Arms for all their efforts. The entertainment for the evening was a series of sketches centred on the  waterways enacted by ‘Rural Tours’ who are part of ‘Daystar Theatre’. The sketches that they performed certainly got plenty of laughs.


oc4.pgLater in the evening there was an egg rolling competition organised by Bryan & Linda which was won by Jim Mole.

Ruth announced the winner of the Scavenger Hunt. A lot of scores were between 150 and 170 but outright winners were Duncan & Janet Wright with a score over 250.

Jackie McCall organised the raffle and there was a lovely selection of prizes.  Sunday morning saw boats departing after having a good weekend

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