Yesterday, the Maidenhead Advertiser website wrote that Marlow Rowing Club, which was badly damaged by fire on 3 August, 2011, has received an insurance settlement of nearly £500,000. The website states, “the fire was caused by bungling burglars who twisted a powerful floodlight so that it was facing the wooden clubhouse while they broke into a shed to steal power tools. It is thought the heat from the powerful lamp ignited the wood.”
The club’s chairman Peter Hunt said that the club will be “back to normal” in about 18 months’ time. Read more here.