Lee Rowers – Championship Memorial Shield


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Reference WMO/259825

Address:

River and Rowing Museum

Meadow Road

Henley on Thames

RG9 1BF

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Trophy/Relic
Materials:
  • Metal Silver
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: The Championship shield is made of silver mounted on stained oak. (see LINKS for entry at River and Rowing Museum) At the top just under the ornamental scroll which extends down both sides with space for holders and the N.A.R.A. badge and the Hackney borough arms. The central shield bears the inscription and names of the clubs and at the bottom there is an engraved picture of a sculler on the river. The shield was unveiled by the Mayor of Hackney (Herbert Morrison) on 6 November 1921 at Radleys Boathouse (Springhill, Clapton, London E5 9BL) See "Comments" for account of unveiling ceremony
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National Amateur Rowing Association Lee Branch Championship Memorial Shield In Memorium 1914-1918. To the honour and memory of the members of the following clubs who died that we might have Peace Abbot Alliance, Britannia, Christ Church, Clapton Comrades, Clapton Warwick, Clapton Zephyr, Crescent, Dagmar, Dalston Albert, Eton Mission, Finsbury Unionist, First London (City of London) Brigade Royal Field Artillery, Gladstone, Houghton Butcher, Iris, Koi-Ora, Lee Aquatic, London United, Mildmay, Millfields Old Scholars, Orient, Oxford House, Southgate Road, Spartan, Unita and the University Rowing Clubs. “Some we loved, the loveliest and the best That Time and Fate of all their vintage prest” Omar Khayyam

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