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Obelisk: Steve Fairbairn

Erection date: 1962


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Steve Fairbairn, 1862 1938.

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This memorial commemorates the centenary of Steve Fairbairn, famous oarsman and coach, founder of the Head of the River Race. Erected by members of Jesus College Cambridge, Leander Club, London and Thames Rowing Clubs. It is exactly one mile from the start of the University Boat Race course.

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SW15, Putney Towpath Embankment

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Head of the River Race

Rowing race from Mortlake to Putney. Founded by Steve Fairbairn.

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University Boat Race

A race on the River Thames, now run annually between Oxford and Cambridge uni...

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Steve Fairbairn

Oarsman and rowing coach. Born Stephen Fairbairn at Toorak, Melbourne, Austra...

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London Rowing Club

Founded in 1856, for the purpose of winning medals at The Henley Royal Regatt...

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Thames Rowing Club

Founded as 'The City of London Rowing Club'. It was a pioneer in women's rowing.

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Jesus College Cambridge

Founded on the site of a Benedictine nunnery, by John Alcock, Bishop of Ely. ...

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Leander Club

Founded in 1818, it is the world's oldest rowing club.  based in Henley on Th...

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