21 February 2020
During Monday to Thursday this week, HTBS published an article in four installments about the famous oarsman, coach and RAF pilot H. R. A. Edwards, also known as Jumbo Edwards (1906–1972) by Gavin Jamieson, who is married to Jumbo’s granddaughter Melissa.
Gavin has access to Jumbo Edwards’s family archives, which among other things includes Jumbo’s unpublished memoir. It’s Gavin’s intention to publish a biography of the extraordinary life of Jumbo, but he would like your help. Gavin would be grateful to receive anecdotes from rowers who were coached by Jumbo or had relatives who might have handed down stories of Jumbo’s time in a boat, on the tow path or in the air.
Gavin would also be pleased to hear from anyone who expresses an interest in a book dedicated to the exploits of Jumbo Edwards. Please contact Gavin at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @gmbjamieson
Did you miss any of Gavin’s chapters on Jumbo’s life? Don’t worry, you will find them all here.