Dragon breathes fire into Tonbridge…

    The Bridge Trust Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race

    Crowds of several thousand are expected to line the River Medway for the Tonbridge Dragon Boat Race on Sunday.

    Final preparations for the hotly contested charity event have been finalised and 22 teams have signed up already.

    Bob Taylor, of Tonbridge Town Team, which is behind the colourful extravaganza, believes it is shaping up to be one of the year’s highlights, especially as it is taking place alongside a two-day Medieval Fayre at the castle (see here for our special feature on the Fayre).

    He said: “The town’s Dragon Boat Race is now in its fourth year and the whole idea is to attract people into Tonbridge. It is part of the Town Team’s plan to have a major attraction in the area every quarter.

    “It also gives people the chance to earn money for charity.”

    The event takes place between 10am and 4pm and the first race will get underway around 10.30am. The finishing line is the Big Bridge.