The T.B. & Q.S eightoared race took place last Wednesday (30th July) & resulted in a victory for the T.Bs by two lengths.
The T. B. & Q. S. boatrace was rowed this year, the TB’s won by 2 lengths. For particulars see the Water Ledger. H J Roberts
For a long time we have been very anxious to have the rowing again established here and (though a great many objections were raised as to the distance we should be obliged to go before getting to a part of the river safe enough for the outriggers etc. the means of getting there, the expense and other things of this kind) this terms arrangements were made with Salter at Wandsworth and with the S.W. Railway Company. Our boats are kept for us at Salter’s and a compartment (2nd cl.) is reserved for the fellows, who get off as soon as possible after prayers & go over Vauxhall Bridge to the station to meet the 5.25 down train & come back in the evening in time for 8 o’clock lockers.
The TB and QS. Boat Race.
The QS. won by two lengths.
S F Lucas Prin. Opp.
The TB. And QS. Boat Race.
Came off on Saturday after 12. Directly after the start Fitzgerald TB. (cox) steered into QS. And we stopped for a fresh start. We got off very well and after a good race to the point, the Q. S. went ahead and won by four lengths.
|1. Fludyer||1. Mure|
|2. J Hunt||2. Bovill|
|3. A C Dowdeswell||3. Griffith|
|4. Whitaker||4. Harrison|
|5. S F Lucas||5. Vidal|
|6. J Lucas||6. Oldman|
|7. F Harley||7. Williams|
|8. F Pownall||8. Nichols|
|Fitzgerald (cox)||Randolph (cox)|
J F Lucas Prin. Opp.
This month (July 51/) a race was got up in outrigger pair oars for jests. The first boat having a quart & the 2nd two pint pewter pots. It was won after a beautiful race by Wright & Berens; Vincent & Hunt being second. The race was from Putney Br. to Battersea. For particulars vid. Water Ledger.
On Monday (July 8th/51) we had a race with an old Westminster crew, from Battersea bridge, to Putney. It was a splendid race our crew being beaten by half a boat’s length. We had originally arranged to row on the Thursday previous, but the old Westr crew not being able to get together on that day, we chose Friday. On asking Weare’s leave however, the objected to it on the score that Saturday was confirmation day, so in spite of the earnest wishes of both crews to row, we were compelled to defer it to some indefinite period. It came off however on Monday without the knowledge of the masters. For particulars vide Water Ledger.
The annual match race between the Under Election Four & the TB below the sixth came off Wednesday Ap. 23/51 & was eventually won by the T.B.s beating the Q.SS. by 4 lengths
2 E. Fellows
3 Hunt (sen)
(Cox) Wright cap. uq.
1 Williams (sec)
(Cox) Barnes cap uq
See Water Ledger
signed J. Murray
The usual match race between the old & new eight was rowed on Friday April 18th /51 & was won by the new eight beating the old by 3 or four lengths
2 Williams (sen)
3 Hunt (sen)
For Particulars see Water Ledger
J. Murray Prin Opp
On Friday the race for the silver rudder (vid. No 281) came off. Six boats entered, but only 3 were on station viz
Cox Southey Jun.
The course was from Battersea to Westminster. Steward’s boat took the lead: but Wright’s was picking up and was ½ a boat’s length in advance of Stewards when a foul took place the fault of Steward’s boat. We (Wright’s boat) might have claimed the prize, but as Steward seemed dissatisfied we agreed to pull again on Saturday (10th) This race …[ing] by came off between the … Steward’s boat took the lead, and we did not get ahead the whole course. At Westminster bridge a barge was across the arch which we had intended passing thro’ & of course we lost much by it. We were picking them up fast when they came to Hungerford about ½ a boat’s length ahead of us thus winning the race.
Everard Evered Prin. Opp.
In consequence of the TB & QS boats being continually annoyed by scis throwing stones from the shore – a policeman was set to watch where upon some of the offenders were taken before the magistrates & punished. It is to be hoped that the boats for the future will be free from further annoyance & if occurrences of this nature happen to take place I should advise future heads of the water to make immediate application to the police.