CURRENTLY PLANNING THE REBIRTH OF THE RALLY FOR 2015 - SEE BELOW

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To all supporters of the TTBR

Following this year’s cancellation of the Rally and the retirement of our Chairman and President after 20 years or so of service, the time has come to take a fresh look at how The Rally should develop in the future and how it should be run. This year’s cancellation was due to conditions after the winter floods on the traditional site at Fawley Meadows, Henley, but its cancellation has sparked considerable support for the concept of a traditional boat rally and several participating societies and clubs are holding their own smaller scale members-only events as a form of compensation.

There has been much discussion as to how the Rally should be developed and run for the future, and a meeting of all interested parties will be organised in September: probably at Penton Hook Yacht Club. The Rally has been run by "Thames Traditional Boat Rally Ltd", a company limited by guarantee, and Janet Rivers Goodhead has offered to stay on as Treasurer and Robin Ford has agreed to stay on as Marketing Manager or adviser to a new participant. Mike Phillips is also prepared to continue as Webmaster. Other members of our Support Team are likewise prepared to stay on.

At this stage we are seeking your views on the way the Thames Traditional Boat Rally should develop and be managed for the future. We would be very grateful if you could complete the questionnaire below (please click on the link) and email or send it back to us at the address shown. Whether you are a boat owner, day visitor, trade exhibitor or society, your views are important to us. Please do not be restricted by the questions asked: all comments and ideas will be welcomed.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of this great event.
Regards
Robin Ford

Please click here to download the Questionnaire - Questionnaire on TTBR.doc


Urgently Needed - Committee Members, Staff and Volunteer Helpers for the 2015 Trad Rally! See above. Email Webmaster.

CONTENTS: Part 1 - General Information  (Click on the line)


CONTENTS: Part 2 - For Rally Entrants (Boats) and Exhibitors.


What is the Thames Traditional Boat Rally ?

The Thames Traditional Boat Rally is, simply put, a huge 2-day display of the very finest-looking traditional boats one can see. It was the dream, back in 1977, of a few keen boaters. Most of these were members of the River Thames Society, others were members of the Inland Waterways Association or Thames boat clubs. Their idea was to encourage owners of traditional craft to cherish and restore them to all their former glory, as well as to continue to use them upon the river. The Rally was to be both a meeting and a showcase for owners and craft, at one of the most beautiful spots on the River Thames, with various trophies and prizes awarded. Happily, it is still going, and becomes more spectacular every year.

The first formal Rally was held in July of 1978 at Fawley Meadows, Henley-on-Thames, and to re-capture that magical day visit our new "History of the Rally" exhibition in the Administration Tent, or click here to visit the online version. Since then the original aims of the Rally have been met in full and the number of traditional craft seen in daily use, on the Thames and elsewhere, grows year by year. Restorations range from minor repair and cosmetic work to ruined hulks which have been completely restored to their former glory (as with "Alaska" below). Some are the products of highly skilled craftsmen in the Thames boatyards, and some are the results of many, many months of loving work by enthusiastic amateurs. Many fine examples of both  will be on view at the Rally, and will take part in the many sail-pasts, when their origins and histories will be described by the commentators.  Alaska

"Alaska"

The beautiful steam powered passenger launch "Alaska", built in 1883 by Horsham & Co. of Bourne End, Buckinghamshire and shown here,  is a good example. Rebuilt over a period of several years from only a portion of the original keel by Peter Freebody's boatyard at Hurley and restored to all her former glory. You will be able to take a trip on this historic steamboat during the Rally, as she will be providing trips for visitors. Visit "Alaska's" website here .

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What To See At The Rally launches

The Rally is a huge display of traditionally built craft, of any age, both powered and unpowered. The very finest examples of British boatbuilding skills will be on display, together with some similar examples from Europe and  the USA. A total of around 200 qualifying craft, ranging from slipper stern launches, gentlemen's day launches, steam launches, river steamers, sailing craft, vintage speedboats, skiffs, rowing boats, punts, unpowered and electric canoes, right through to vintage sea-going cruisers and many of the famous Dunkirk Little Ships attend each year. The craft on display are driven by diesel, petrol, steam, electricity and of course human-power! Acres of wood, varnish, chrome and brass! Some of the craft attending come from ports and rivers elsewhere in the UK, and also from other European countries and the USA  - the Rally is not limited to only Thames craft. 
Also on display are a selection of vintage and/or classic cars (varies each year), an amazing collection of vintage bikes, including "penny-farthings", ridden by their owners, a large display of trade and craft tents, and much more (see below). And some years we add an aerial display, depending on the weather. 

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The Weekend Programme

Tom TitThe Rally weekend is one that should not be missed by anyone who has an interest in the traditions of bygone years, or who is a lover of boats and boating of any sort. There a very full programme of events both on the water and on the riverbank. This starts with a very popular new event - a special "Welcome To The Rally" dinner on the Friday night, with live music and a featured speaker. Details are in the Booking Form in the documents pack. The Rally proper opens at 9 am on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday it runs late into the night with the Illuminated Parade followed by the dance (see below). On Sunday it ends after the Trophy Presentations, usually by 6 pm.

Throughout the weekend there will be continuous parades of all the many different classes of boats, including the " Association of Dunkirk Little Ships " (See photo left of "Tom Tit", an ADLS member) and the many beautiful craft of the Thames Vintage Boat Club . When not out on the water, all the craft will be moored to the bank, and provide a spectacular sight as you stroll along the river bank. At the discretion of the owners, you may be invited aboard to look over the craft, or even taken for a cruise . 

On Saturday the Rally opens with the sail-pasts, and the Boat Jumble opens around 10 am. There is a busy programme continuing until midnight, for those who wish to stay for the Illuminated Parade and for the dance in the Beer Tent (to a live band). 
On Sunday the opening time is again 9 am, but the Rally closing ceremony takes place at around 6 pm following the presentation of all the Trophies.
We provide an excellent printed souvenir programme, packed with information,  which can be obtained at the gate or at the Registration Tent (near the commentators tent). To get a complete picture of what the Thames Traditional Boat Rally consists of, browse the excellent Photo Galleries for a visual feast.

The Illuminated Parade

The ever-popular floating Illuminated Parade will take place on Saturday night as soon as it is dark, and will feature all those traditional vessels of any size and shape that wish to illuminate themselves by any (safe!) means and participate in the sail-past. In bygone years we have been treated to the most amazing spectacles embodying remarkable feats of adding lighting and special effects to boats, and we expect this year to be even better still. Prizes will be awarded for the best entry in the two classes of (1) powered vessels and (2) unpowered vessels. Many people enter just for the sheer fun of putting up a few lights or lanterns, and just joining in with the spirit of the occasion, and we do encourage all traditional boat owners at the Rally to take this view. The more the merrier.

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Bank-side Attractions & Displays Peter Freebody's Display

Stretching along the whole length of the Rally site will be a spectacular display of craft tents, trade stands supplying materials and chandlery, antique chandlery, rare books, clothes, hats and shoes (nautical and otherwise), plus boat builders stands, where one can meet and talk to the experts and examine their work. There will be "working displays", showing traditional boat-building skills in action, plus educational displays, and much more.
 
The Thames Vintage Boat Club will be much in evidence as will the River Thames Society , the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships , the Thames Traditional Boat Society , the Steam Boat Association , the Electric Boat Association and other organisations, each with its own stand or display, and of course members' boats. You will have a chance to find out about them and join if you want to. There will also be special entertainment for the children in the form of a traditional Punch and Judy show, bouncy castle, ice creams and candyfloss, and much more. And there is more - keep reading!



Craft and Produce
Craft Stand
This year we will have a large marquee for Craft and Produce with many exhibitors. This will include handmade jewellery, traditional food hampers, herbs, limited edition photography, vintage china, speciality cakes and chocolates, picnic hampers, custom stationary and gift wrapping, custom-made glass items, hand-painted ceramics, home-made preserves, embroidered items with a Thames theme, chilli oil, hand-made beaded jewellery, and more! Much of this is local produce. Come and browse, and try some of the free samples.
 

Vintage Tricycle Vintage Cars and Bicycles

Every year there is a large display of Vintage and Classic Cars provided by the Bean Car Club and others, laid out along the middle field in great splendour..

Also we are proud to host the Solent Veteran Cycle Club each year, with a fine collection of Vintage Bicycles, with everything from tricycles (see photo left) to penny-farthings. At intervals, the club members will ride them in convoy (and traditional costume) up and down the bankside.

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Music and Traditional Costume 
 The Costume Competition

For music lovers a first-rate Traditional Jazz band will playing on the River bank. To add to the atmosphere you are invited to come wearing Edwardian or Victorian costume - if you have a boat in the Rally, then you might like to co-ordinate with the age of you boat and come as a crew. Prizes are awarded (on Sunday afternoon) for the best costumes (see photo on right).

And as dusk falls on Saturday, after the Illuminated Parade (see above), there will be a Saturday Night Dance in the Beer Tent, with a live band, until midnight. There is of course a fully stocked bar, open the usual hours, with seating both inside and out.



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Ice Cream Girls Food, Drink, and Making Merry !

For those who are happy to wander around at leisure there will be a good range of Catering stands, including  Ice Cream, Burger Bar, Hot Dogs, Thai Cuisine and of course the large and indispensable Beer Tent, open all day, plus Saturday night when a live rock band will be playing until midnight. (I recommend the jug of Pimms).

 

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The Boat Jumble The Boat Jumble

On both Saturday and Sunday there will be a large Boat Jumble in the Lower Meadow, where many bargains can be found, for owners of both traditional and modern craft plus anyone else. Everything from dinghies and outboard engines, through navigational equipment and deck fittings, to rope, paint and tools can be found.

In keeping with the  "traditional" theme, there will also be a number of stands with antique and traditional wares, chandlery, engine manuals, books, etc. (See photos in the Photo Galleries). Some of the items on sale are quite rare and exquisite, and some are of considerable age.

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Childrens EntertainmentThe Balloon Lady

There will be a brilliant Entertainer who will put on 3 static shows each day and then wander the riverbank making balloons models and doing other tricks. And of course there is the ice cream van! Also children are welcome to dress up in Edwardian or Victorian costume to add to the spirit of the Rally, and also to go for a cruise (accompanied by an adult) on the steamer "Alaska".



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Camping Facilities for Visitors

The Camping FieldAs in other years, a large area along the downriver end of the river bank has been set aside for camping. To avoid overcrowding, camping is by advance booking only. So apply now to make sure we have allowed room for you - all pitches are marked out, but it is "first come, first served".  There will be an ample supply of water points and mobile toilets, also showers (available at certain hours) plus free parking space in the large car park behind the Upper Meadow. (See map below).
A Camping Application Form with all details and prices is available for download HERE.   For any enquiries contact Tony Goodhead: Email admin@tradboatrally.com . Please respect other campers by being quiet after midnight.

For Camping Charges see next paragraph "What will it cost me?".

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What Will It Cost Me ?

(NOTE: Prices are currently correct but subject to change without notice). The Entry Fee for each adult attending the Rally, whether arriving by boat or by land, is (pre-booked) £11.50 for one day or £22 for the whole weekend. You can now download an Advance Ticket Form HERE. Group discounts: order 8 tickets in advance and get 2 extra tickets free. If you pay at the gate prices are £12.50 for one day or £24 for the whole weekend. This will now include a free copy of our Souvenir Rally Program. Children under 14 are free if accompanied by a paying adult.  These charges apply whether you are the owner or crew of a Rally boat entry, or are coming just as a spectator. Car parking is free. Visitors coming by car or on foot should pay at the entrance gate on arrival, or at the Administration Tent (for traditional boats entered in the Rally, see paragraph below for "Rally Entrants"). The Rally opens at 9 am each day. 

Camping Charges are as follows: : £25 per tent (Fri/Sat/Sun)+ £10 for Thursday, and £35 per caravan/motor home (Fri/Sat/Sun)+ £15 for Thursday. £10 per Pup Tent or Gazebo (only with a full price pitch) (Fri/Sat/Sun)+ £5 for Thursday. Please contact Tony Goodhead: Email admin@tradboatrally.com to book, or post your booking form with a cheque. Book early as space is limited.

Become a FRIEND OF THE RALLY, minimum donation £110, and receive 2 weekend admission tickets, a souvenir programme, a commemorative engraved wine glass and an extremely smart Commemorative Plaque. "Friends" also have their own special hospitality tent beside the river, with refreshments provided several times each day. Apply to Tony Goodhead: Email admin@tradboatrally.com or an application form is available for download HERE. (All other document are there also).

(Note: Prices are subject to revision. Any changes will be posted on this site)

(Note: As I am often asked, DOGS, well behaved ones, are allowed in on a lead. And of course clear up any "outflow"! Bins are provided for general use.

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Does Your Craft Qualify for the Rally?

Little Teasel To qualify for entry in the Rally the hull of your craft must be constructed of wood, riveted steel or iron (not welded), or canvas. Plywood, ferro-cement and GRP boats do not qualify. (Plywood is permitted in superstructure/decking/internal partitions only). There is  a "Special Interest" class for boats of special historical or constructional interest (call for details, as below). For any craft to qualify for the Rally, the decision of the Rally Committee is final, but if in doubt please do ask. The Documents Pack downloadable here has further details. 

Any doubts or queries as to whether your boat qualifies, contact Tony Goodhead: Email admin@tradboatrally.com

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How To Enter Your Boat For The Rally:
Launches

(NOTE:The absolute cut-off date to enter your Traditional Boat for the Rally is June 10th 2014.) 

Those with Traditional Craft who would like to participate in the Rally (and you are very welcome) should at once download the Documents Pack ( Click HERE ) or email Guy Cook at  boatentries@tradboatrally.com.  Overseas visitors are welcome!

If you have not already downloaded the Documents Pack from this site, you will be sent a special pack containing all needed information. The absolute cut-off date for all Rally entry applications is the 10th of June 2014! You should aim to arrive with your craft at the Rally during Friday if possible.

You are asked to provide us with a detailed history of your boat for use by the Rally Commentators. The major part of the Rally is the constant procession of boats, accompanied by live descriptions by our very experienced commentators, as they cruise past the crowds. A form is provided in the pack. Please write as much as you want but PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY OR TYPE IT UP!

To find the Rally site: FROM DOWNSTREAM: Through Hambledon Lock, past Temple Island, carry on and you will see a long stretch of three fields on your right (Fawley Meadows). FROM UPSTREAM: Through Marsh Lock, down past Henley Town Waterfront, under the road bridge, and Fawley Meadows is on your left, the first three fields. Moor up temporarily, and check in at the Registration Tent (by the Commentary Box) to find out your allocated mooring. Alternatively a Marshall may direct you to your mooring on arrival, so please follow his instructions. All Rally staff, Water Marshalls, etc. are strictly volunteers, so please be courteous.

After you are safely moored please go to the Admin Tent (by the Commentary Box) and collect your Registration Pack with your Rally Number and other items.

Non-traditional moorings may be available (space permitting) for "support boats"  (boats used for crew accommodation etc.) on payment of the appropriate mooring fees rated at £1 per foot length (40 ft maximum) for the weekend. Applications must be accompanied by a traditional boat entry. Any queries please email Guy Cook at boatentries@tradboatrally.com.

IMPORTANT NOTE: No mooring is permitted anywhere along the whole length of the Rally site (including the camping field) unless by prior booking. There are many alternative places to moor, provided you read any signs, and pay any required charges to owners of private land. One popular spot is along the opposite bank, downstream of the Rally site, alongside the meadow. There is also mooring along the Henley waterfront.

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What Will It Cost Me (Rally Entrants)?

Sorrento Star
For any qualified Traditional Craft to enter the Rally (that means the boat, not the crew !) there is an administration charge of £20 for all Un-Powered craft, Canoes and Powered open launches under 20ft. For all Powered Craft over 20ft it is £35 (This charge also applies to the Trade entries.) This fee must be sent in with your application form (instructions included in the Documents Pack here).

The fee for each adult attending the Rally with a traditional boat, whether skipper, crew member or guest, is £11.50 for one day or £22 for the whole weekend, PROVIDED YOU PAY IN ADVANCE. (Payment on the day will be the same as for the general public, i.e. £12.50 for one day or £24 for the whole weekend). Children under 14 are FREE if accompanied by a paying adult. Any queries please Email  boatentries@tradboatrally.com.

For Support Boats (accompanying a traditional boat entered in the Rally which has no sleeping accomodation) the fee is £35 plus £1 per foot length overall (maximum allowed is 40ft), and will strictly depend on space. When all spaces are filled you will be asked to find an alternative mooring. The fee must be paid in advance. Download the Documents Pack here for the form.

Many traditional boat owners become a FRIEND OF THE RALLY, (minimum donation £110) and receive 2 weekend admission tickets, a souvenir programme, a commemorative engraved wine glass and an extremely smart Commemorative Plaque (worth £7). For any enquiries contact Tony Goodhead: Email admin@tradboatrally.com. "Friends" also have their own special hospitality tent beside the river, with refreshments provided several times each day. This is a pleasant and friendly place to meet with fellow boat owners over lunch or tea.

You will be sent a form (or you can download it as part of the Document Pack; see below) to list the items you are paying for, which must be accompanied by a cheque for the full amount made out to "Thames Traditional Boat Rally".  This must be posted in advance to Guy Cook, c/o  "Canberra", Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0NZ.  (Email boatentries@tradboatrally.com). All needed forms plus full information are available as a Documents Pack. To download it click HERE , or contact Guy for one to be posted to you.

ON ARRIVAL AT THE RALLY SITE: Go to the Admin Tent by the Commentary Box on arrival to collect your tickets, Rally Number, and other items. If it is closed when you arrive on Friday, go there at 9am on Saturday.

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Trophy Entries

The Trophies
You will be able to enter for any of the Trophies that are applicable to your craft. An entry form comes with the other documents. (For a full list of the Trophies, click HERE. ) The judges will visit your boat for inspection during Saturday.  If you are a Trophy Winner you will be given a green rosette to attach to your boat and a red rosette if you are a Runner Up. The Trophies are awarded at the Prize Giving at 5 pm Sunday (River Time, which means "thereabouts") so please be available, and pose for the official photographers! All Winners will also be expected to take part in the Winners Sail-past after the prize-giving. If you have any questions, go to the Judges Tent, near the Admin Tent.

The entry fee for the various Trophies awarded to traditional boats is £8 per trophy (except for the Aqualight & Rosie Trophies which are free). Please refer to the published list (which comes with the registration pack) for details. 

Click HERE to see the list of Trophy Winners from the July 2011 Rally

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Camping for Boaters and Traders

As in other years, a large area along the downriver end of the river bank has been set aside for camping. To avoid overcrowding, camping is by advance booking only. So apply now to make sure we have allowed room for you - all pitches are marked out, but it is "first come, first served".  This facility is also open to the visiting public. There will be an ample supply of water points and mobile toilets, also showers (available at certain hours) plus free parking space in the large car park behind the Upper Meadow. (See map below). A Camping Application Form is available for download HERE. Please respect other campers by being quiet after midnight.

Camping Charges are as follows: : £25 per tent (Fri/Sat/Sun)+ £10 for Thursday, and £35 per caravan/motor home (Fri/Sat/Sun)+ £15 for Thursday. £10 per Pup Tent or Gazebo (only with a full price pitch) (Fri/Sat/Sun)+ £5 for Thursday. Please contact Tony Goodhead: Email admin@tradboatrally.com to book. Book early as space is limited. All cheques should be made out to "Thames Traditional Boat Rally"

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Vintage Cars Vintage Car

As usual, ample space will be set aside in the middle field for our spectacular display of vintage cars.

VINTAGE CAR ENTRIES: Cars built PRIOR to 1950 are invited to attend on pre-booked basis. We are sorry but later vehicles cannot be accepted (especially that persistent Imp! and more recently a RR owner with 60s model saloon!) To enter a vehicle please send SAE to LYNDON YORKE, Sun Cottage, Booker Common, HP12 4QS, Tel: 01494 531 873, Email: lyndonsfollys@btconnect.com. Car and driver will get free entry, passengers MUST purchase tickets on entry at the gate.




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To Book Exhibitors' Tent Space at the RallyRare Books Store


For Trade Stands, Craft and Produce Exhibitors, and Societies and Charities, please download, fill in and post the relevant Application Form, which is available for download HEREAll prices are itemised on the Application Form. Any queries please email tradeentries@tradboatrally.com. All cheques should be made out to "Thames Traditional Boat Rally". On arrival at the site, please contact Mr Mervyn Lloynes, our Site Manager.


To Book a Pitch at the Boat Jumble
 
 To book a pitch for the Boat Jumble, please fill in and post the Application Form which is available for download HERE All prices are itemised on the Application Form. Any queries please email tradeentries@tradboatrally.com. All cheques should be made out to "Thames Traditional Boat Rally". On arrival at the site, please contact Mr Mervyn Lloynes, our Site Manager.

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Disclaimer
 
Any of the attractions, facilities, presentations and displays detailed above are subject to change without notice, due to availability and other factors. Similarly any admission charges and other charges may be changed without notice in order to preserve and protect the solvency and viability of the Thames Traditional Boat Rally and ensure its perpetuation. In extreme weather conditions it may be neccessary to cancel all or part of a Rally, in which case the management will attempt to give reasonable notice.

Contacts List

General Enquiries:Tony Goodhead: "Canberra", Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Surrey KT16 0NZ. Email admin@tradboatrally.com Phone: 01932 872 575

PR and Press: - Robin Ford - Phone: 01494 727 768 ;  Mobile: 07767 471 038  Email: pr@tradboatrally.com

Boat Entries: - Contact Guy Cook at email  boatentries@tradboatrally.com  Phone: 01932 872 575

Camping: Tony Goodhead: - "Canberra", Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0NZ. Email admin@tradboatrally.com  Phone: 01932 872 575

Trade/Club/Charity/Boat Jumble (all bankside displays): - Email Liz Poole at tradeentries@tradboatrally.com

Vintage/Classic cars:- Lyndon Yorke: Sun Cottage, Booker Common, HP12 4QS, Phone: 01494 531 873, Email: lyndonsfollys@btconnect.com

Catering: - Tony Goodhead:  "Canberra", Guildford Road, Ottershaw, Surrey, KT16 0NZ. Email admin@tradboatrally.com Phone: 01932 872 575

Rally Web Site: - Mike Phillips: Phone 01342 325 445 / Voicemail 01342 314 670 / Mobile 07855 803 582 ; Email mike@phillipsweb.co.uk . (NOTE: Email me  or call my mobile if you fail to contact any of the above).

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The Largest Traditional Boat Photo Collection on the Web

TO VIEW THE SPECTACULAR PHOTO GALLERY OF BOATS (Click here)
To View the Many Large and Fabulous Photo Galleries from Past Rallies CLICK HERE


Where to Stay and What to See in Henley-on-Thames

Try these web sites: (of course you can Google  "henley-on-thames uk" as well)

The Henley-on-Thames Guide


Independent Association of Henley Accommodation Providers


The Henley Standard

The Best of Henley-on-Thames


Visit South Oxfordshire

Swiss Farm Camping Park (Opposite the Rally entrance)

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The Transport Trust

The Transport Trust is the United Kingdom's only national charity established to promote and encourage the preservation and restoration of Britain's transport heritage for the benefit of the nation. This includes all forms of road, rail, air and waterborne transport. Visit the Web Site at  www.transporttrust.com . Why not become a member? As one of many enthusiasts, you would be part of an organisation that takes a lively interest in 'anything that moves', be it a railway locomotive, road or commercial vehicle, ship or boat, or an aeroplane. (Details are on the Web Site.)

The Thames Vintage Boat Club

There will be a large TVBC stand at the Rally, close to the Admin Tent, with many displays showing what we do, and friendly club and committee members to chat to you, so do come and visit us. 
Also you can visit the TVBC Club Web Site at  www.ThamesVintageBoatClub.com , check out the various pages, browse the gallery of members boats, and read excerpts from the famous "Boater" magazine. And if you wish, join the club. All are welcome - you do not have to own a vintage boat.
The Thames Vintage Boat Club was founded at Old Windsor in March 1983 to provide a club and forum for all types of traditionally built craft; to seek to encourage their restoration, maintenance, and above all, their use, and also to produce an historical record of all craft in the organisation. If you love vintage boats, you should be a member! The majority of boat at the Trad Rally are members' boats, and most of the committee that runs the Trad Rally are club members.

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The Maps…. 

An easy journey by air from London Heathrow, by road via the M4, by railway (a pleasant walk from the station), or, most pleasantly, by boat. Signs are placed up a week before the Rally, to help you find us. For SATNAVS, the postcode is RG9 2HY (Marlow Road, Henley-on-Thames)

DIRECTIONS BY RIVER FROM DOWNSTREAM: Through Hambledon Lock, past Temple Island, carry on and you will see a long stretch of three fields on your right (Fawley Meadows). FROM UPSTREAM: Through Marsh Lock, down past Henley Town Waterfront, under the road bridge, and Fawley Meadows is on your left, the first three fields. You will see the Rally marquees, and lots of activity!

Map of the Rally Site
((This map is of Fawley Meadows, the site of the Rally, and is not to scale)

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Mike Phillips Webmaster & Photographer

Thank you for visiting our site. Please place a link to this site on your own site, if you feel it appropriate !

Any comments or suggestions regarding this site (or the Rally) will be gratefully received. I would like to thank those of you who have emailed me over the last few years - I have enjoyed hearing from you, and I hope I have responded by now! If not, let me know!
Please feel free to Email me at mike@phillipsweb.co.uk.  Comments on the Rally will be passed on to the committee or the appropriate person. 

Mike Phillips
- Webmaster.
- Photographer (any of the hundreds of my photos on this site are available for purchase as high resolution digital images, or as prints of any size)
- Rally Historian. The large display of the History of the Trad Rally that you will find in the Admin tent was done by me after months of research (aided by my daughter Tiffany).
- longtime member of the  Thames Vintage Boat Club
- 26 years of attending the Thames Traditional Boat Rally!
- That's me on the right!


 Shanly Group


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