Lee Valley Boat Centre

Boating on River Lee

By Angela Barnett

Summertime 2008
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The Lee Valley Boat Centre has been running as a boating centre for many years on the corner of the River Lee opposite the Crown Public House.  The present management has been here for 10 years but there is a history here that goes back to when a Mr Sykes ran the place hiring out rowing boats.  Does anyone have any information or photos of his era?

The Lee Valley Park own and lease the property these days but what came before?

Here is a photo of what the boat centre looks like now but we would love to see older photos.

 

This page was added on 23/02/2010.

Comments about this page

  • Hi
    I am currently having my boat restored which was built by Harry Sykes in the late 1940s early 1950s.I would like to know more about the history of this boat building business. Can anyone help please?

    By David Rapkins (06/02/2017)
  • Hi I’m going to find some phos for you from my family, mr Sykes was married to my nan, my mothers side of the family. So they will have lots of phos from this era.

    By Emma (29/08/2012)
  • Harry Sykes was my step grandad.he married my Nan Ivy Brown who owned and ran the crown Pub.I will see what i can find out from relatives etc.

    By Tracey Brown (28/08/2012)

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