Compare & Contrast: A Final Look at the 2016 Boat Races

5 April 2016

The third part of Tim Koch’s Boat Race trilogy.

Old man river

Pic 1. 1873: The setting for the 30th Boat Race.
1873: The setting for the 30th Boat Race.
Pic 2. 2016: The setting for the 162nd Boat Race would be easily recognised by those who rowed 143 years earlier.
2016: The setting for the 162nd Boat Race would be easily recognised by those who rowed 143 years earlier.

Take notice

Pic 3. The date is correct for Boat Race Day 2016, but this London Underground poster was for the race of 1920.
The date is correct for Boat Race Day 2016, but this London Underground poster was for the race of 1920.
Pic 4. Ninety-six years later, people demand more than just some boat races to entertain them.
Ninety-six years later, people demand more than just some boat races to entertain them.

‘Ale and hearty

Pic 5. Brewer Adnams is the ‘Official Beer Partner’ of The Boat Races for the next six years. Picture: Adnams Southwold.
Brewer Adnams is the ‘Official Beer Partner’ of The Boat Races for the next six years. Picture: Adnams Southwold.
Pic 6. No doubt, Adnams paid generously for their association with The Boat Races but it is unlikely that Usher’s Brewery paid anything when they produced this advertisement in the 1960s.
No doubt, Adnams paid generously for their association with The Boat Races but it is unlikely that Usher’s Brewery paid anything when they produced this advertisement in the 1960s.

Jolly boating weather

Pic 7. Rain, Putney, 2016.
Rain, Putney, 2016.
Pic 8. Snow, Hammersmith, 1952.
Snow, Hammersmith, 1952.

Top hats

Pic 9. Green Berets provide security.
Green Berets provide security.
Pic 10. Blue caps provide scrutiny.
Blue caps provide scrutiny.

Oxford Brogues

Pic 11. 1955
1955
Pic 12. 2016
2016

Titanic times for Cambridge

Pic 13. 2016
2016
Pic 14. 1984
1984
Pic 15. 1978
1978
Pic 16. 1912
1912

Pumps in the boat may be a fairly new idea but British Pathé has a remarkable film of Sidney Swann, Snr.’s self-bailing eight of 1927.

The race to the brewery

Pic 17. Isis beats Goldie, 2016.
Isis beats Goldie, 2016.
Pic 18. Cambridge beats Oxford, 1926.
Cambridge beats Oxford, 1926.
Pic 19. Dead heat, 1877.
Dead heat, 1877.

Indefatigable

Pic 20. Luke Puckett holds his head in his hands, 2014.
Luke Juckett holds his head in his hands, 2014.
Pic 21. Luke Juckett holds the Boat Race Trophy in his hands, 2016.
Luke Juckett holds the Boat Race Trophy in his hands, 2016.

Tears and cheers

Pic 22. Big boys do cry. Picture: Hélène Rémond.
Big boys do cry. Picture: Hélène Rémond.
Pic 23. Cox Morgan Baynham-Williams sprays 'grand cru' over her grand crew. Picture: Hélène Rémond.
Cox Morgan Baynham-Williams sprays ‘grand cru’ over her grand crew. Picture: Hélène Rémond.

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