Date Born/Est
09 Feb 1863
Date Died/Ceased
01 Aug 1949
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CECIL TYNDALE-BISCOE, Cambridge cox and educationist and missionary in Kashmir
Tyndale-Biscoe coxed the winning Cambridge crew in the 1884 boat race, and Jesus College, Cambridge, winners of the Grand at Henley in 1886. Weighing only 8 stone, he won the Jesus College pairs with Steve Fairbairn, a heavyweight later to become a famous teacher of rowing. Tyndale-Biscoe later adapted Fairbairn's quip 'as you meet your stretcher so you will meet your God' in his work as a teacher and missionary. Tyndale-Biscoe became a CofE priest who worked in the slums of Whitechapel taking over the Church Missionary Society mission school in Kashmir in 1890, where he introduced rowing, leading to his Brahmin pupils racing shakiras. the foundation expanded to 1800 pupils in six schools, including one for girls. At independence 14 old boys became ministers in the new Kashmir government.
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