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.
Journal - 'The Oarswoman - Official Bulletin of The Women's Amateur Rowing Association' Issue 4, October 1951.
From a collection of items donated by Mrs D Castleton, a former member of Weybridge Ladies Amateur Rowing Club. Married A J Poulter, captain of Weybridge Rowing Club, in 1953.