RRM Talk: The 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta

22 June 2019

On Monday, 1 July, Andrew Guerin, who is an Australian rowing historian and author of the Australian Rowing History website, and Bruce Coe, who is an Australian sports historian with special interests in the Olympic Games, sport and war, and author of the book Pulling Through: The Story of the King’s Cup, will give a talk at the River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames.

Guerin and Coe are going to talk about the 1919 Royal Henley Peace Regatta, an event that is going to be celebrated at this year’s Henley Royal Regatta (3 – 7 July).

Among other things, they are going to tell the story how the Peace Regatta came to be, the nature of the regatta highlighting the races established for servicemen such as the King’s Cup and the Leander Cup, key individuals in those races and the story of the Australian oarsmen’s two-year ‘battle’ to extract the King’s Cup from the newly-formed Australian War Museum to become the principal trophy in Australian rowing.

Bruce Coe and Andrew Guerin, from a previous event held in March in Australia when Coe launched “Pulling Through: The Story of the King’s Cup”. Photo: Louis Petrin.

This event at the River and Rowing Museum will be held on 1 July at 4 – 5 p.m. Cost/per person: £7.

It is essential that you book your ticket ahead of time! Please call 01491 415600 or fill in the form that you will find on this link.

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