8 August 2020
By Lionel Bailey
In his show-and-tell piece, Lionel Bailey remembers some of Tideway Scullers Greats, and maybe not so great oarsmen of a past decade.
Göran Buckhorn’s request for personal rowing memorabilia has left me strangely reticent. A, hitherto, unknown modesty has come over me regarding my own trophies, but the above photograph is very dear to my heart and may ring bells in other oarsmen of a certain vintage.
The photograph was taken in November 2015 and shows many of the great, and not so great, Great Britain International oarsmen of the late ‘60s. Some were my contemporaries, others my schoolboy heroes. All of us, predecessors of Bob Janousek’s illustrious squad but, in our own eyes, just as worthy. This, annotated, framed photograph, hangs in pride of place in my home and, I believe, another is to be found in the Tideway Scullers School clubhouse.