Date Born/Est
22 Feb 1917
Date Died/Ceased
23 Jul 2002
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Alan Burrough
Alan Burrough, who died in 2002 aged 85, was a Henley Steward who spent 25 years on the management committee of the regatta. His rowing career began with sculling on the Serpentine when he was at St Paul's School, and continued with Thames RC, Jesus College, Cambridge, and Cambridge University where he was president of the winning Boat Race crew of 1939.

Burrough lost a leg during action with the Royal Artillery in North Africa, and after the war joined his grandfather's firm, James Burrough Ltd, distillers of Beefeater Gin. He also took up rowing again, using a false leg with a specially flexible ankle joint. He then switched his boating activity to sailing, but he continued his rowing interests and was a generous benefactor to rowing causes, notably - with his wife Rosie - buying the 999-year lease of Temple Island on behalf of the Stewards in 1987 for £515,000.
Place Of Birth
Place Of Death
Henley on Thames/Oxfordshire/England


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