Exmouth Rowing Club moves into its 'dream building'

PUBLISHED: 09:29 16 April 2015 | UPDATED: 09:29 16 April 2015

Graham Hurley, Les Norcliffe, Town Crier Roger Bourgein,club captain Mike Drew,  Hugo Swire,  Bill Nash,  Ray Mallett,  David McDermott and  Cllr. Ray Bloxham at the opening ceremoney.

Graham Hurley, Les Norcliffe, Town Crier Roger Bourgein,club captain Mike Drew, Hugo Swire, Bill Nash, Ray Mallett, David McDermott and Cllr. Ray Bloxham at the opening ceremoney.

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Exmouth Rowing Club's refurbished boathouse has officially opened just in time for the summer.

The club has moved back into the old boathouse after years of operating out of an old portable building.

A £50,000 grant from Sport England allowed the club to refurbish the facility.

The opening ceremony was attended by club members, town councillors and government minster Hugo Swire.

Bill Nash, who officially opened the building, said: “The guys here have performed a small miracle.

“Everyone at the club should feel really proud of themselves - and everyone in Exmouth should feel equally proud to have a club of this standing in our midst.”

Rowing club chairman Graham Hurley paid tribute to Exmouth town councillors, who supported the club during lease negotiations. He said: “Today marks the end of a long journey. The learning curve has been beyond steep, but we’ve finally ended up with the building of our dreams.”

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