Chris Andrews

Julian Ebsworth writes…

Chris Andrews, who sadly passed away on 27 December 2015, was a regular visitor to the Club after joining in 1996. Rowing was his life, in his own modest way. There were not many Boat Races, heads of the river or other Tideway events that he missed. He will chiefly be remembered, though, for his work in re-hanging well over one hundred pictures in the Long Room, the Fairbairn Room and the Club Room (a.k.a. the Crew Room) in readiness for the 150th anniversary in 2006, and after the redevelopment in 2005-07 was finished. He was also a skilful joiner, for example fitting out the new women’s changing room single-handedly.

Chris was one of those members whose contribution to the Club is very easy to take for granted but who brought a very visible and welcome improvement to the first floor rooms in the clubhouse building, which will be an enduring legacy.