Treasured Abbey trip for future canoe king

Treasured Abbey trip for future canoe king

Treasured Abbey trip for future canoe king

First published in Local news

This treasured family picture (below) – taken by the the Cavendish Pavilion at Bolton Abbey – was the start of a paddle to an Olympic gold medal.

It shows Tim Baillie, aged seven, experiencing his first taste of paddling on white-water.

Tim, now 33 and living in Nottingham, was taken to the river by his family. His mum Christine, from Keig-hley, and father Ken, from Aberdeen, were both keen canoeists, competing and working behind the scenes.

Tim and canoeing part-ner Etienne Stott braved surging rapids to win gold for Great Britain in the pairs canoe slalom.

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