Skip to content
June 10, 2011 / jmeuropeana

The Boat Race

On the 10th of June –

IN 1829 the first Boat Race between the rowing eights of Oxford and Canbridge Universities was held on the Thames river near Hedley-on-Thames. This is now an annual event, which starts in Putney.
Henley Bridge

A 1870 photpgraph of the event:
Boat race on the River Thames, London

Here is a 1890 photograph of the race, which had by then grwon into quite a big spectacle:
Boat Race, River Thames, London


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: