Carroll is always associated with boats on a river, and he is also of course
strongly linked with Guildford, in Surrey. So it was nice to hear that on Sunday 20th
September last, Gulldford Rowing Club had a 'Big Row' along the
River Wey between Guildford and Weybridge, where it joins the River Thames.
The event was to raise money and awareness of the Club's plan to rebuild its
facilities to modern and accessible standards, and rowers were
drawn from all sections of the Club - young, old,male, female and disabled.

The Club established links with the Lewis Carroll Society
several years ago when they started to name their boats after characters from Lewis
Carroll books. Carroll, of course, lived at "The Chestnuts" nearby.
The fleet includess many boats named after Lewis Carroll's characters:

They include Jabberwock, Mock Turtle, Cheshire Cat, Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts,
Knave of Hears, Tweedledee, Tweedledum, March Hare, Gryphon, Dormouse,
Alice in Wonderland, Bandersnatch and Eat Me!

The LCS treasurer went along, had tea and cake and reports that a good time was had by all!