James Renforth (1842 - 1871)

  • Description

    timeline + "James Renforth was born in the Manors area of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1842, and was the third of the great oarsmen that the Tyne produced in the heady days of professional rowing. James was an epileptic, and he died in the arms of his friend and rower Henry Kelley in the boat at a tragically young age of 29 while racing for the Championship of the World in Canada. The town of Renforth is situated on the banks of the Kennebecasis river in honour of this fine rower...."
  • Owner

    North East Rowing
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.nerowing.com/rowhist/renforth.html
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 8 years ago
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