At the beginning of this half we played the Town Boy & Q.S. match at football up fields. We began on the Wednesday and played a most determined game for two hours, without either side getting a game: though I think the T.Bs had the best of it. We went on with it on the next Tuesday which was a Sts Day and played for another two hours in which T.Bs decidedly got the best of it in getting one game obtained by myself. Though we were all rather done up it was agreed to go on with it the next day (Wednesday). But when the time came the Q.S. refused to play and as several T.Bs had already gone up to fields we were […] indignant and said if they did not play then we would not play again and so the match was never continued. There is very little doubt that the T.Bs would have licked and they fairly considered this match as theirs, it having been played for 4 hours, T.Bs 1 game Q.Ss 0.
J. C. Hawkshaw
The race of the T.B. and Q.S. Cup was rowed on Friday 28th. We tossed for boats and they got the first 8, which of course was half the race it being new this year. Before starting we agreed to turn back and start again if a foul occurred. We had not gone far before a foul occurred and we turned back and started again. It was an oar and oar race to the Old Swan, when they went slightly ahead. We picked up and passed through Battersea Bridge, whether first of second I can hardly say. Both claimed the race and there being no umpire a violent dispute occurred. We offered to row them again but they refused and one of them, I am glad to say not on the Water, behaved in a most regretful manner to me, who being so unwarranted with the cup did all I could to prevent its being guarded for. But my efforts were of no avail for they obstinately refused to row again. I told them might choose their own umpires and they chose A. Tair Esq., the brother of Tair the Q.S., who was on the bridge at the time, and he gave the race in this favour. I shall say nothing more about the race though I heartily wish it had been better decided.
A silver cup was presented to us this year by John Hawkeshaw Esq. C.E. to be rowed for annually by the Town Boys and Queen Scholars in eights, the names of the winning boat to be engraved on it every year. There are dates and spaces, up to the year 1974 from 1859 including 16 years. It is to be kept each year by the T.B. or Q.S. Head of Water according as the TB or Q.S. eight wins it and at the end of the 16years is to belong to the T.B’s or QS’s according as they won it the most times, if they have both won it 8 times a race is to be rowed the last year to decide who is to possess it (this is something sanctioned by the donor).
J. C. Hawkeshaw
The Townboys beat the Queen Scholars in the T.B. & Q.S. race this year: the particulars are in the Water Ledger.
A.F. Pope, Pr. Opp.
This year the Town boys have beaten the Queen Scholars both on the water and at cricket – the particulars will be found in the Ledgers.
A.F. Pope Prin. Opp.
This year the Town Boys acquired the privilege of reading Epigrams with the Queen Scholars in Hall at the end of this half. As this is never till Tuesday night it will be of no use to T.B.s; The Q.Ss stay till Wednesday morning; but there will only be one or two T.Bs staying for the Tripletts who will make use of it.
A.F. Pope. Prin. Opp.
The Queen Scholars & Town Boy race came off on the 6th of May & resulted in the defeat of the Queen Scholars.
A.F. Pope. Prin. Opp.
This year the Queen Scholars have beaten us in the Q.S. & T.B. race & also in the match.
A.F. Pope Pr. Opp.
The following were the numbers of the school before Whitsuntide 1855:
Grants (R.J. Marshall) 37
Rigaud’s (R.B. James) 23
Scott’s (Lloyd) 7
& the rest homeboarders making in all 93 Town Boys.
The following were the numbers before Whitsuntide 1856.
Grants (Rev. J. Marshall’s) 36
Rigauds (Rev. B. James) 27
Scotts’ (F. Headlam Esq.) 7
& the rest homeboarders, making in all 86 T.B.s.
Liddell having said that he would be very willing to receive the subscriptions of the School for the “Patriotic Fund”, the following sums were collected:
Queen Scholars 7.0.0
Making, together with the sums given by the Masters, 44£1.6.