On 28th November 2008 a special dinner was held at Christ Church to mark the retirement of Boatman John Wade. The after dinner speeches included the presentation of a Boat Club blazer to John by the current Boat Club. After a wonderful dinner, Jon Carley gave a speech making it clear (just in case any of us were not already aware!) how fortunate Christ Church was to have John as Boatman and how his dedication to the Boat Club really was above and beyond the call of duty. Jon recalled how boat repairs appearing nothing short of miraculous were regularly completed in time for the following day's outing - each one actually the result of a very late night and much hard work on John's part. John replied with a speech in which his affection for the Boat Club was evident and then donated an antique blade for display in the Buttery.
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