> >Help me out right ponders...
> >In a local restaurant today there were some Ayling rowing
> >oars that looked like about 1970 vintage that were painted
> >up trophy-like with a crest, names, a date of 1894.
> >Oars of 1894 vintage would have been fixed pin needles.
> >So probably some bodies later creation. Ayling oars would usually have
> >date stamped on the loom just above the button.
> >the title on each was London V 2nd Crew London V 3rd Crew
> >London RC founded in 1855, while University of London BC was founded
> >in 20th Cent.
> >crossed on the wall of course with some 1920's vintage
> >photos of Henley, and I'm guessing one of the Oxford colleges.
> >If you can provide both the names on the oars or from the photos
> >it would be possible to check if they commemorate real Henley Races
> >what does London V mean?
> >Usually London RC V means London 5th at the Thames Head of the River
> >V as in roman numeral 5? It didn't look like U, for London Univ.
> >these were two different sized Ayling macon oars.
> >Definitely a mock up job.
It seemed like it to me, 1894 on a macon oar.
I wondered if there was some kind of tradition, or if it
meant something I was clueless about.
I rarely to into this restaurant, too expensive for my tastes,
but if you're interested, I can go in and jot down the names
on the oars, see if there's any basis in reality.
let me know.