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A newspaper cutting entitled 'Successful Alpha' and 'Putney's Fine Performance' about the The Alpha Ladies Rowing Club success in the Capitol Challange Cup at Walton Town Regatta. Margaret Barff was amongst the crew.

Margaret Barff started rowing in the early 1920s with the Ace Rowing Club. In 1927 she was a founder member of Alpha Womens Rowing Club, 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.
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Associated Date
Post 1927
Associated Period
20th century
Associated Event
Acquisitions Meeting November, 2008
Walton Town Regatta
Post 1927