The World’s Oldest Boat Race followed by film showing

Submitted by Claire Woods on November 14, 2018 - 11:16

Venue, Timing and Cost

Venue: 
River & Rowing Museum
Date(s): 
Saturday, 23 February 2019
Timing: 
10.30am-12.00pm
Cost: 
£10.00 booking essential.

Discover the hidden history of the world’s oldest boat race – the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge. Journey back to a time when rowing was the domain of the Wherrymen who raced for high-stake wagers, drawing crowds of thousands along the banks of the Thames. Hear about Thomas Doggett and the young river apprentices who competed to win his prestigious red coat and badge, and still do so today. The event includes the showing of a new film from the Thames Festival Trust following this year’s race competitors.

Talk
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