This picture was sent to the St Georges R C web site with the question ….. “Is this a St Georges rower, and what can you tell me about this person”. The photo was a copy of the original which was made at a family funeral over 30 years ago. Sometimes a random enquiry can get lucky and this is what followed.
Yes it is a St Georges rower and this version of the uniform was in use between 1909 and about 1923. I recognised the large trophy at the back which was first presented in 1895 and is still in existence. It was presented for fours races so I could send the lady over 50 names to try and get a match.
The 1910 crew was the only match from the 6 family names that were a possibility, so my contact had a branch of the family to focus in on. She is now tracking the original, and has some people digging for a box of mementoes. So with more luck we could get a good quality original to copy for the club.