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Plaque: Putney Town Rowing Club


{On a plain brass plaque below:}
Putney Town Rowing Club boated from the Dukes Head, 1929 - 1986.
Mente et manu {Latin: with mind and hand}
Raised by public subscription

When we published this in January 2012 we asked for help in naming the sculptor.  Mick has kindly contacted us himself, and October 2012, writes: “Dear me - am I forgotten already? The Putney Town plaque was made by me, it’s not bronze but resin bronze, we couldn't afford it.   It was undraped by a Putney Town Henley Wyfold IV's finalist [twice: 1957 & 1958] the first working man’s club to do so.  His name is Jim Cobb, a professional waterman.  It was followed by quite a few beers in the Duck Head, followed by the ubiquitous curry, a grand day.  I was Putney Town member for nigh on 37 years with the occasional rowing at other clubs.  One of our most famous victories [then] was at the Kingston Grand Invitation VIII's in 1977-8 - we were all hung over.  Kingston didn't like it & changed the rules, again good days.  I don't think the bas relief is all that good & I would like another go at it, unfortunately I am past it.  Hope this puts a better light on this subject. Sincerely Mick Donovan”.

Site: Putney Town Rowing Club (1 memorial)

SW15, Embankment, Dukes Head

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Putney Town Rowing Club

Formed at the Half Moon Hotel in Putney. In 1929 it moved to the small boatho...

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Jim Cobb

Rower.  Putney Town Henley Wyfold IV's finalist [twice: 1957 & 1958].

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