NABO loses another Thames representative

It is with much sadness that we have to report that Dennis Hill, one of NABO’s Thames representatives,  passed away on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

Having boated on the Thames for many years, Dennis had been the Commodore of the Swan (Radcot) Cruiser Club from2004 – 2010 and then its President between 2015 – 2017.  I first met Dennis when I took over the chair of NABO 4 years ago and was so delighted when he agreed to be one of our NABO representatives on the Thames.  He was one of the real experts on the upper reaches of the wonderful Thames and its related waterways – always willing to authoritatively challenge EA and others responsible. I especially loved his very public interview with an Oxford newspaper journalist about the issues regarding locks and EA’s threatened withdrawal of equipment!

Dennis was always a highly respected professional person who always set the highest of standards -he will be so missed.

Mike Rodd