The Lensbury, Teddington

Our daughter and her family have just joined The Lensbury, mostly to avail themselves of the gym, racquet sports and swimming facilities. However, it also has great watersports facilities including sailing, kayaking, and motor boating. By way of an introduction, on Saturday we hired one of their motor launches for an hour and went through Kingston-upon-Thames for a river trip. The weather was glorious and it was great fun for both adults and grandchildren.


Kingston Reach

Amelia at the Helm by Kingston Bridge

I particularly enjoyed the trip (down memory lane)because as a youth I spent may hours rowing the reach between Hampton Court and Teddington when I was at Tiffin School. I just had to point out the school's old boathouse (Albany Boathouse).

Albany Boathouse 
(Formerly Kingston Rowing Club, including Tiffin School, 1935-68)

And for those with an interest in history, The Lensbury Club was photographed from the air back in 1947 and images are available from the Britain from Above web site.