Oxford's Boat Race winner 1829
This boat won the first Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race at Henley in 1829, the Oxford crew having borrowed it from Balliol College. It was built by Stephen Davis and Isaac King of Oxford in 1828 to a design resembling a cutter. It illustrates the first step in the evolution of boats designed for racing, being almost twice as long and half as wide as an eight-man sea boat of the period. The boat is clinker built of spruce, with main timbers in oak and small ribs in ash. Oars were in ash and of variable length, around 4.3m, with narrow blades.
Photograph album containing black and white photographs of Oxford University crews 1910-1930.
Includes photographs of Queens College crews, University Boat Race crews, Henley Royal Regatta crews,Torpids and Trial Eights crews.
Also includes a photograph of Queens' College Barge.
Black and white photograph of Margaret Barff, female sculler.
Pictured in a sculling boat, having won the Women's Sculling Championship, 1929. Photographed by London News Agency Photos Ltd.
Margaret Barff started rowing in the early 1920s with the Ace Rowing Club. in 1927 she was a founder member of Alpha Womens Rowing, being Captain and Secretary over the ensuing years. She rowed mainly from Tom Green's Boathouse at Barnes Bridge on the River Thames. She rowed in the Women's Amateur Sculling Championships many times, and in 1929 beat another well known sculler, Amy Gentry. In the early 1930s she was diagnosed with a heart condition and gave up racing but continued to coach and contribute to the womens rowing scene for a further 50 years.
Programme for the centenary boat race, 1929.
Written by William Wimbledon Hill the programme has soft light and dark blue covers. Running to 96 pages, it includes a foreword by Guy Nickalls, details on each of the 99 previous races, numerous adverts and illustrations.
Bows of the Cambridge University Boat Club boat used in the 1877 dead heat Boat Race, decorated with the crest and names of crew members of Cambridge University Boat Club and Oxford University Boat Club.
A small leather bound autograph album containing pages signed by the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race Crews of 1924 & 1926, and the Oxford Crew of 1925.
The 1925 Oxford crew famously sank due to bad weather conditions, and Cambridge went on to win in a time of 21 minutes and 5 seconds.
The only two other occassions when sinking has determind the result of the race were in 1859 and 1978.