Raft Race

photos by Paul Judge

Published here by kind permission of Paul Judge these great colour pictures of the Raft Race.

Can you tell us when this was?

According to the Lifeguards incident book (donated by Copper Hastings) there was  raft race on the 16th July 1977. Is this the only time or did it happen every year?

Canvey Lifeguards entry

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  • The Raft Race brought back memories. I believe it was won by the team on a Banana. It was raced from the Point to Thorney Bay or vice versa depending on the tide on an annual basis, I think for a period of about 3 years. It probably stopped when the sea wall started.

    By 'Copper' Hastings (11/06/2009)

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