Rowing regatta a huge success

Sponsors of a rowing event in Shropshire have declared it as an outstanding success.

The Ironbridge Regatta took place at the end of June and attracted about 500 people to the banks of the River Severn over two days of top quality racing.

Competitors travelled from as far as Portsmouth to enter the event, with more than 250 crews racing on each day.

One of the main sponsors of the event was Shropshire estate agents, Nock Deighton, and directors said it was a great weekend.

Michael Nettleton, director at Nock Deighton, said: “The weather was superb and the sight of dozens of boats on the river was wonderful - the regatta is a fantastic event for Ironbridge and we are delighted to support it.

“As an Ironbridge estate agent, we are always keen to get behind community events in the town and it was great to see so many people enjoying it.”

Ruth James, of the Ironbridge Regatta organising team, thanked the sponsors for their help to ensure the event went ahead.

She said: “It's a great opportunity for local businesses to get out and show their support for such a popular and historic community event.

“We wouldn't be able to host it each year without that support, so a huge thank you to Nock Deighton.”