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Cygnet

Established 1890 | Affiliated to British Rowing and CSSC

Cygnet

1940s

During the Second World War, the Civil Service Boathouse was requisitioned as a mortuary (although it was never used as such) and remained 'off limits' to Cygnet members until July 1946. The remainder of this decade may best be characterised as a period of rebuilding, as members drifted back from the armed services and gradually acclimatised to some sense of normalcy. Lewis Balfour became president in 1946 and G P Jefferies took up the reigns of captain again. Cygnet began to welcome new members from all government departments rather than just the Post Office and the boathouse acquired its first bar.

  • Finish of Invitation Scratch Vllls, 1946

    Note no Emanuel Boathouse at this time

    Finish of Invitation Scratch Vllls, 1946
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  • Heat of Civil Service Invitation Scratch Vllls

    Established in 1946 and registered as an ARA event

    Heat of Civil Service Invitation Scratch Vllls
  • Old swans in the new bar, 1946

    From left: Crozier, Wheldal, Balfour and Jefferies

    Old swans in the new bar, 1946
  • Enjoying a 'jar' in the new bar, October 1946

    From left: A.G.(Dusty) Miller, D.E.Hutchins, N.H.T (Paddy) Padwick and G.P.Jefferies

    Enjoying a 'jar' in the new bar, October 1946
  • Lewis Balfour

    Club president 1946-56

    Lewis Balfour
  • Finish of Invitation Scratch Vllls, 1946
  • 1946b.jpg
  • Heat of Civil Service Invitation Scratch Vllls
  • Old swans in the new bar, 1946
  • Enjoying a 'jar' in the new bar, October 1946
  • Lewis Balfour

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