No 415

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.

J Murray
Prin. Opp.

No 414

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.

J Murray
Prin. Opp.

No 412

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

T.B.

1 Hamond
2 E. Fellows
3 Hunt (sen)
Str. Salvin
(Cox) Wright cap. uq.

QSS

1 Williams (sec)
2 Lipscomb
3 Slade
Str. Vincent
(Cox) Barnes cap uq

See Water Ledger

signed J. Murray
Prin Opp

No 411

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

New eight

1 Berens
2 Waterfield
3 Vincent
4 Somerville
5 Salvin
6 Wright
7 Williamson
Stroke Upperton
(Cox) Green

Old eight

1 Hamond
2 Williams (sen)
3 Hunt (sen)
4 Blagden
5 Armitstead
6 Steward
7 Horne
Stroke Barnes
(Cox) Andrews

For Particulars see Water Ledger

J. Murray Prin Opp

No 391

(Aug 9th)

On Friday the race for the silver rudder (vid. No 281) came off. Six boats entered, but only 3 were on station viz

Evered (1)
Wright (2)
Cox Waters

Steward (2)
Galloway (1)
Cox Southey Jun.

Henty (2)
Hammond (1)
Cox Horne

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.

No 387

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.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 382

We had a good row on the 17th of July (the Thames Regatta) to Putney, (not having leave off names, & a hard tide against us all the way back) – we saw part of the match for the Coat & Badge. (Sculler’s match). but were not able to stay for the last heat for absence of time.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.

No 381

A handsome present was made by a sixth form boy, C. Browne, in the shape of a silver rudder  to be rowed for in pair oars, chosen only out of Town Boys, by lot. This was very handsome of Brown, & I am sure all Westminsters that patronise the noble exercise of rowing will feel greatly indebted to his generosity. It is to be hoped that from such inducements & encouragements to keep up the Water we shall be able in time again to assert our superiority over the other public schools in particular & rules see the Water ledger.

W.C. Macready
Prin. Opp.