No 130

On Tuesday evening, May 15: 1832, a rowing match took place between the four houses, Singleton’s having challenged all the others: the distance was from Battersea Bridge to Westminster, it was won after a closely contested race by Stelfox’s, their boat being about two boats’ lengths ahead of Singletons: Stikeman’s came in last.

The names of the rowers were as follows;

Stelfox’s

Pearson
Bromley
Peel
W. Barnett
E. Barnett

Singleton’s

Templer
Warren
Harrison
Bewicke
Astley

Grant’s

Hurst
Stapylton
Clerk
Hobhouse
Osborn

Stikeman’s

Powell
Preston *
Vance
Dodson
Cocks

*One of Stikeman’s fellows being out of school, Preston, who was at Hodgsons, was chosen in his place.

J.R. Cornish
Head Boarder