Henley Regatta Grand Challenge Cup Prize Medal won by E.B. Gibson of Royal Chester Rowing Club, 1856.
Silver gilt medal engraved with the names of the crew members on the clasp "P Mawdsley, J Fairrie, T Grindrod, E.B Gibson, F French, J Elsee, J. B Littledale Stroke, A Brittain Cox. 10th June 1856;" and engraved on reverse, "E. B Gibson, Chester"
This victory was achieved in the boat 'Victoria'; the first ever keelless boat built in 1854 by Matt Taylor of Newcastle. The "Victoria" is on permanent display in the Rowing Gallery.
Henley ; this Henley win achieved in the first keelless boat, the product of stroke J.B. Littledale and builder Matt Taylor; engraved on clasp,
Part of the Thomas E. Weil Collection. Thomas E. Weil is a very knowledgeable and respected collector of rowing memorabilia from all over the world. His extensive collection includes material from many years of the Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race, and Henley Royal Regatta. He also lectures and writes on rowing history and is a Trustee of the River and Rowing Museum.