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Former Royal Borough mayor writes book charting rowing history

Former Royal Borough mayor Paul Lion has written a book about the history of rowing in the area.

The former Conservative councillor – who was succeeded by Cllr Sayonara Luxton – has taken more than four years to write his book, titled ‘It’s a load of Rowlocks: a potted history of Maidenhead Rowing Club’.

The 477-page book contains ‘loads of history’ from as far back as the 1800s, according to Mr Lion, and also reserves a special mention for Gerald Baylis, the father of Advertiser chairman, Jason Baylis, who won at a 1962 Hereford Regatta.

The book looks back at the Thames bursting its banks, some famous local faces and drugs cheating in the sport.

Contact lauralion to buy a book at £22 (small) and £45 (large).

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