question for brits about trophy oars I saw

question for brits about trophy oars I saw

Post by Mike Sulliv » Fri, 30 Nov 2001 07:09:42


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.

the title on each was London V  2nd Crew    London V  3rd Crew

crossed on the wall of course with some 1920's vintage
photos of Henley, and I'm guessing one of the Oxford colleges.

what does London V mean?

V as in roman numeral 5? It didn't look like U, for London Univ.

these were two different sized Ayling macon oars.

Mike

 
 
 

question for brits about trophy oars I saw

Post by Philip W.G. Metcalf » Fri, 30 Nov 2001 08:36:25



Quote:
>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
>Race.
>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.
>Mike

>Phil

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Philip W.G. Metcalfe

 
 
 

question for brits about trophy oars I saw

Post by Michael Sulliva » Sat, 01 Dec 2001 07:24:40

Quote:



> >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
> >Race.
> >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.
Mike

 
 
 

question for brits about trophy oars I saw

Post by Philip W.G. Metcalf » Sun, 02 Dec 2001 13:27:59



Quote:



>> >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
>> >Race.
>> >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.
>Mike
>Mike
>It would be quite easy to check if the names appear in either Cook's
>Henley Races & Rowing at Henley. Or to see if their names are on Key
>Plates to Messrs.
>Dickinson & Foster's Paintings of Henley Regatta,
>Phil

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Philip W.G. Metcalfe