England ladies eight crew in Macon – No lottery money then

In 1951 my cousin Shirley Boyde, oldest daughter of Sid Radley, rowed in an England eight in Macon eastern France. No lottery money then as illustrated by the picture of the crew on a trailer. Very basic transport. Shirley is the lady wearing a hatshirleymacononlorry

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2 thoughts on “England ladies eight crew in Macon – No lottery money then

    1. Thanks for your comment. It was certainly a completely different world and when my uncles and my grandfather rowed and sculled before WW2 it was always in professional races often for prizes. Manual workers and professional watermen were looked down upon by the elitist Oxbridge dominated ARA which forced them to form their own rowing associations

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