Tim Koch writes:
My piece The Art of Rowing on Saturday showed the Boat Race finish at Putney in 1867 and 2013. The later race would have ended at the finish post, installed following the ‘dead heat’ debacle of 1877 and a feature of the river at Mortlake ever since. That is, it was until the morning of Sunday, 26 July, when the post broke off near its base.
Unfortunately, the Port of London Authority has taken the remains of the post away. It would have made a splendid (if bulky) addition to my collection of rowing memorabilia.