Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rowing History Forum, 31 October 2009

This year’s Rowing History Forum is going to be held at the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames on Saturday, 31 October from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Among the speakers are Thomas E Weil on the Mothers of Inventions, Rob van Mesdag on the Vogalonga, John Beresford on his famous father Jack Beresford Jr., (see picture, together with Dick Southwood, on stroke, just after they had taken the Olympic gold medal at the Berlin Games in 1936), Boris Rankov on Ancient Greeks, Gail McGarva on Cornish gigs and Lyme Bay boats, to mention some of the speakers.

To register, please contact Joanne Gibbison, at or snail mail, at Joanne Gibbison, RRM, Mill Meadows, Henley-on-Thames. You can also call her: +44(0)491-415605. Price is £30 (which include coffee, buffet lunch and tea). Make cheques payable to River & Rowing Museum.

On Friday, 30 October, Rowing History Forum Dinner at Leander Club. Price £39.50/person. For reservations and accommodation enquiries, please contact Sheila Harrington, +44(0)491-636760, or

More information is available by visiting or by contacting Chris Dodd at

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