Photograph: Werner Schmidt

Thursday, March 18, 2010

A Smiling World Champion

Let us continue with the Barrys. Here is a magnificent photograph of Ernest Barry’s nephew, Bert Barry. For sure this picture was taken before a race and not after, as Bert is smiling and looking relaxed, and his hair is neatly combed. He became the world professional sculling champion on 6 December 1927 in Vancouver by beating Major L. Goodsell of Australia. Bert lost the title on 31 May, 1930, being overpowered by his countryman, Ted Phelps, on the Champion course on the Thames. I am afraid I do not know when the photograph above was taken.

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