A Doggett's red flannel coat worn by Charles Constable in 1852.
The Doggett's Coat and Badge is a prize which was first awarded in 1715 to celebrate George I's accession to the throne. It was founded by the actor Thomas Doggett, who was a staunch Whig and did'nt want the Stuarts back on the throne. He died in 1721, but managed to ensure the prize was carried on through his Will. The responsibility for this eventually fell on the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, and they have organised it ever since. The race is always 4 miles- 5 furlongs, London Bridge to Chelsea.
'Miseries of London, Wapping Old Stairs'.
Hand coloured etching by Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827), 1812.
A cartoon of a quayside scene with watermen wearing Badges surrounding a woman passenger for her custom.
Portrait of Dick Phelps winner of the Doggett's Coat and Badge, painted by James Dring.
An oil on canvas portrait painting with Dick Phelps in a red coat and breeches with long white knee socks with the Doggett's badge on his left arm.
On one sleeve of the coat is a large badge. In the background is the River Thames and in the foreground is a boat house by the river, Dick Phelps is pictured leaning against the window sill of the boat house, next to two chairs.
Black and white photograph of six members of the Phelps family, who were all winners of the Doggetts coat and badge-
Charles Phelps won in 1884;
Harry J Phelps won in 1919;
Richard W Phelps won in 1923;
Thomas J Phelps won in 1922;
JL Phelps won in 1928;
Edwin H Phelps won in 1938.
The photograph is mounted on card and shows the six men dressed in the Doggetts jackets and badges, with signatures beneath.