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Superb Collection Christ Church Head of the River Winners Medals 1907-1909 & Henley Regatta 1909 ** SOLD **
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Superb Collection Christ Church Head of the River Winners Medals 1907-1909 & Henley Regatta 1909  ** SOLD **
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Location : PE29 1YD, Cambridgeshire
Country : United Kingdom
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A superb collection of rowing medals all related to Oxford University Boat Club and Christ Church College Oxford. Three silver medals are for Christ College winning the Head of the River race over consecutive years 1907, 1908 and 1908. The third gold coloured medal is for winning the coxless fours Visitor Challenge Cup at the Henley Regatta in 1909. There are plaques above each medal with the crews names engraved on them including two 1908 Olympians and several boat race crew members. The medals are contained within a very high quality bespoke case with bevelled glass.

One of the rowers in all three of the Head of the River races was Sir Albert Charles Gladstone, 5th Baronet MBE (28 October 1886 – 2 March 1967) who won a gold medal at the 1908 Summer Olympics and was the grandson of the former Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone. Gladstone was educated at Eton College and graduated from Christ Church, Oxford, in 1909 with a BA. During his time at Oxford he was a member of the rowing eight and rowed for Oxford in the Boat Race on four occasions between 1906 and 1909. He was a member of the Christ Church eight that won the Grand Challenge Cup at Henley Royal Regatta in 1908. Four weeks later, he was a crew member of the Leander eight, which won the gold medal for Great Britain rowing at the 1908 Summer Olympics.

Harold Ross Barker was a member of the Oxford crew in the Boat Race in 1908. He also won the Silver Goblets at Henley Royal Regatta in 1908, partnering Albert Gladstone to beat Julius Beresford and Karl Vernon. He was then a member of the Leander coxless four with Philip Filleul, John Fenning and Gordon Thomson which won a silver medal for Great Britain rowing at the 1908 Summer Olympics and which lost to the Magdalen College, Oxford crew. Barker rowed again in the Oxford crew in the Boat Race in 1909.

G.E. Hope competed in the 1907 boat race and later joined the Grenadier Guards and was killed in action in November 1917.

E Majolier competed in the 1910 boat race.

The Head of the River Race takes places during the Eights Week, also known as Summer Eights, is a four-day regatta of bumps races which constitutes the University of Oxford's main intercollegiate rowing event of the year. The regatta takes place in May of each year, from the Wednesday to the Saturday of the fifth week of Trinity Term. Men's and women's coxed eights compete in separate divisions for their colleges, with some colleges entering as many as five crews for each sex.The racing takes place on the Isis, a length of the River Thames, which is generally too narrow for side by side racing. For each division, thirteen boats line up at the downstream end of the stretch, each cox holding onto a rope attached to the bank, leaving around 1.5 boat lengths between each boat. The start of racing is signalled by the firing of a cannon, each crew attempting to progress up their division by bumping the boat in front, while avoiding being bumped by the boat behind. Once a bump has taken place, both of the crews involved stop racing and move to the side to allow the rest of the division to pass. It is possible to "over bump" if the 2 crews in front of your boat bump (and so drop out) and your boat can catch the boat that was in front of them. They then swap places for the next day's racing, whether that be the calendar day or the first day of racing in the next year's competition. The ultimate aim of a crew is to become "Head of the River" (top of the first division) and stay there. The Visitors Challenge Cup is a rowing event for men's coxless fours at the annual Henley Royal Regatta on the River Thames at Henley-on-Thames in England. A rare set of Oxford University Boat Club, Christ Church College and Henley Regatta medals.


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