Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Sure Spring Sign

First Juvenile Spectator (as the Oxford crew go out to practice). “There Y’Are, ‘Erb – Wot Did I Tell Yer? They ‘Ave Got Only One Oar Each!”
Second ditto, “You Wait Till The Day Of The Race!”
[From Punch, 24 March 1920]

The Boat Race is a sure sign that Spring is here. This year the Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge is on 3 April, and with the hard winter we have had both in Europe and the USA, I can hardly wait…

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