Doggett’s Coat & Badge is 300

Tomorrow sees the Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race rowed on the Thames in London.   The Race starts at 11.30am at London Bridge and finishes at Cadogan Pier, Chelsea.   The prize-giving will be at Fishmongers’ Hall at approximately 1.15pm.  And this year, it’s an important one  –  the 300th Race.

Here’s a report on the 100th which took place in 1815.

doggetts 1815

And here’s a report in 1915, which says that as “one of the minor hardships of the war” the Race will not take place.

doggetts 1915

 

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Posted on 31/07/2015, in History, River Thames and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Simon North

    maybe next year post a little earlier and I can come along…too short notice for me.

    • The historic documents I showed were not put on the internet until yesterday, Simon, so that was the first I knew about it. Thought it was a good story though so put it on The Barge Blog.

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