Newcastle Boat Race, November 1845

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    From the Illustrated London News, 29 November 1845: Great Boat-Race On The Tyne "The great race between Henry Clasper, of Derwent haugh, near Newcastle, and Pocock, of London, came off on Tuesday, on the River Tyne; the distance being five miles, from the Tyne-bridge to Lemmington-point, and the race for £100 aside... Clasper won easily by more than a quarter of a mile. A great deal of money has changed hands on the event. The crowd assembled in various craft upon the river and on its banks was immense. The distance was rowed by Clasper in about 42 minutes. Our illustration, sketched by a Newcastle artist, shows the start from above bridge, looking towards Gateshead."
  • Owner

    Victoria Sage
  • Source

    Victoria Sage (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution License
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 9 years, 5 months ago
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