|Ali Mac, photo Daily Mirror|
I was curious about what club these men are from, as the crest on one shirt seems to say NPW RC (or perhaps PNW depending on how you read it). Colin suggested that it could be an amalgam of Westminster and National Provincial Bank’s rowing clubs, although these shots are from 1957, long before they merged in the late 1960s, so we’re not at all sure.
Here are the photographs:
By 1960, he was employed by the Daily Mirror, and then he made a seven-year stint at the new Today newspaper, which was all in colour, and later worked for the Daily Mail. In 2004, Macdonald began as a freelance photographer. Read what the Mirror wrote about him just after he died, here, and a blog at Reuters, here.
Here is a blow-up of the crest on one of the oarsmen. To me it looks like NPW RC