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Collection Cambridge University Boat Club Medals Awarded to Frank Douglas Griggs 1920's **SOLD**
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Collection Cambridge University Boat Club Medals Awarded to Frank Douglas Griggs 1920's **SOLD**
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Location : PE29 1YD, Cambridgeshire
Country : United Kingdom
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Start Time : Apr. 28, 2022 16:03:00
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An important collection of three Cambridge University Boat Club Medals awarded to Frank Douglas Griggs and including six Boat Race and four Olympic Gold Medal wining rowers.

Two "B Crew" Boat Race "Trial 8's" medals the first for 1926, the crew Wool-Lewis (Tinity) {Boat Race 1929}, Willis (Pembroke), Adamson (Jesus), Beesly (Trinity) {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours & Boat Race 1927,1928 & 1929 }, Boardman (Trinity), Lander (Trinity) {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours}, Wynne Thomas (MM), Maclay (Tinity) {John Scott Maclay,1st Viscount Muirshiel and Boat Race 1927} & Griggs (Jesus).

The second trials medal for 1927 the crew Michell (Caius), Aldous (Selwyn) {Boat Race 1928}, Fitwilliam (Trinity), Lane (Trinity), Warriner (Trinity) { {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours and Boat Race 1928, 1929 & 1930}, Beesly (Trinity) Bevan (Trinity) {Olympic gold medal at the 1928 Summer Olympics coxless fours and Boat Race 1927}, Haigh (Kings) & Griggs (Jesus).

The third medal for the Jesus Crew "Head of Lent Races 1927 the crew Griggs, Harrison, Mackinnon, Bryant, Williams, Harsby, Ashton, Clark and Hayne.

Plus eleven buttons, six bronze with the Griggs family crest and motto "Secundo curo" on the reverse Firmin & Sons and AP Wicks Regent St London. From its earliest days in 1655, Firmin & Sons has become the undisputed world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of all forms of uniform buttons for ceremonial and parade use. Five livery buttons with a silver bird in relief on the reverse L&F Cole Silversmiths Cambridge. Two further Griggs family crests with lion head, sword and crossed plumes.

Also included are copies from a page from the "Ilustrated Sporting & Dramtic News 1926" featuring the Lent races and copy of the picture of the Trial 8's crews from 1927.

Frank Griggs was the last member of the Griggs family to own the Gloucester timber importing business Joseph Griggs and Son

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