Richard Bailey

We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Richard Bailey.

Above, Richard leads the City Barge 30th birthday celebrations at the Rose and Crown pub in September 2022.

Richard had been at various times chairman, standing captain, membership secretary, webmaster and had maintained the club’s boats in the Longbridges Workshop for over 25 years. Richard was 82 years old and had been suffering from colon cancer in the last three years.

Richard loved to share his enthusiasm for Venetian rowing and boats. He was very generous with his time, encouraging people to learn the skills of Venetian rowing. He leaves many friends across Europe who will miss him very much.

His three sons have arranged his funeral on Friday, 17 May at 1300 at the South Oxfordshire Crematorium.

Please review the official memorial website, Richard Lawrence Bailey for more details, and to leave comments, photographs, thoughts, donations, and more.

Also, if you would like to join the family to raise a glass to Richard at the Doghouse Pub in Frilford Heath after the service, in person or virtually, please contact Dan Bailey on 07738899776 by WhatsApp or text.

Richard Robinson