10 Jul 2022 |
Posted by Jonathan Radnedge | 0 Comment.
** A barrel of gin has come all the way from Hannover, Germany, as a token of friendship between Hannover and Bristol in their 75th anniversary year.
Since April it has been carried on the Second World War training boat “Spirit of Niedersachsen” (to be moored along from M-Shed near The Buttery), in a non-profit venture by the initiator Joerma Biernath to raise funds for the Invictus Games and the German War Graves Commission. The photo below shows the boat when she arrived at Tower Bridge in London.
The boat was launched in November 2021 by Prince Heinrich of Hannover, Hannover Bürgermeister Thomas Hermann and members of a Hannover rugby team who have acted as crew.