Welcome Home to Di Carrington!

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Nearly 200 people turned out to welcome Di Carrington home to Pontesbury. Beaming at the crowds Di sprang out of the car looking radiant even after her 60-day epic voyage rowing across the Atlantic Ocean.

Di Carrington arriving back in Pontesbury from Antigua with husband Brian

BBC Radio Shropshire’s Johnty O’Donnell did a live interview with Di who smiled and waved to the crowds with no hint of the tough ordeal she’d been through. She was more than happy to chat to everyone and thanked them for turning out to meet her.

Jessica and Catherine’s interview


Jessica Lawrence and Catherine May came along and found themselves being interviewed for BBC Radio Shropshire as well.  They had keenly followed  Di’s progress after hearing her speak about her forthcoming trip at their school, Pontesbury C.E.Primary.

Jessica and Catherine  presented  flowers and champagne on behalf of FoPL. Di thanked the FoPL committee for organizing the event at such short notice.


Di holding her flowers and champagne with BBC Radio Shropshire’s Johnty O’Donnell.

If you’d like to make a donation to the team’s charities visit atlanticladies.co and simply click on the Make a Donation box near the top on the left-hand side.

Everyone feels a personal pride in the Atlantic Ladies’ amazing achievement and would love to know more about the challenge. The Friends of Pontesbury Library Committee are pleased to announce that Di has agreed to speak at an event in the coming months.  She will then have the chance to tell us more about her rowing challenge.  A date is yet to be confirmed, so WATCH THIS SPACE!

The organising committee with committee member Allen and Brian, Di’s husband.

The organising committee – Duncan, Yvonne, Robin,Rob, Bob and Ann- pose with Di.


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