Renforth Memorial, Prince Consort Road, Gateshead

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    "Monument to James Renforth, who died aged 29 in 1871. He was World Sculling Champion in 1868. His last race was an international between English and American crews on the River Kennebacassis in New Brunswick, Canada where he died due to 'congestion of the lungs'. The Canadians named a small town Renforth in his honour. The Renforth monument by sculptor George Burn shows the rower dying in the arms of his friend and crew member Henry Kelly. It originally stood in Gateshead's East Cemetery where Renforth was buried, but following vandalism in the 1980s it was moved into storage and then reinstated in 1992 outside the Shipley Art Gallery." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2009, and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence.
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    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-SA 2.0)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 7 years, 3 months ago
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