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.
Enamel lapel badge from the XIV Olympic Regatta held at Henley in 1948.
This badge belonged to Amy Gentry who rowed for Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club in the early 20th century. It is not known if she competed in the Olympic Regatta but would certainly have been a spectator.
The badge comprises of a small metal oar with an enamelled red white and blue cockrel sat atop a white arch cotaining in the words 'XIVE Olympiade'. '1948 Henley' is printed in black on the tip of the blade.
Made by Fraisse-Demey of Paris.
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.