Young's manager to row with flotilla on final leg of Olympic Torch relay

Young's manager to row with flotilla on final leg of Olympic Torch relay

A Young's pub manager will be part of a historic flotilla on the final leg of the Olympic Torch relay tomorrow, the London-based pub company has announced.

Rob Smith, who manages the riverside pub the White Cross in Richmond, will join the team rowing the Royal Shallop Jubilant (pictured), travelling the Thames between Hampton Court and Putney behind the Royal Barge Gloriana.

Built in 2002 for the Queen's Golden Jubilee by Mark Edwards of Richmond, who also built the Gloriana, the Jubilant remains a big part of the Richmond river frontage.

Patrick Dardis, Young's retail director, said: "We are extremely proud of Rob and his involvement in such a historic event in the history of the Olympic Games.

"A favourite with the locals and staff at the White Cross, everyone at Young's is behind him all the way as he embarks on this once-in-a-lifetime voyage".

By Janie Manzoori-Stamford

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