A four-year absence caused by the construction of a new by-pass road
ended 23 August 2008, when Gloucester Regatta successfully returned
to the Sharpness canal.
The camping field has been converted to a new Hempsted Meadows
Market and Car Boot Site with parking for 400. When it opened mid-
July, all 199 car boot pitches were occupied.
Gloucester Council plan to re-locate the Rowing Club on the site,
with continued camping facilities for rowing club events.