By the early 1950s, Cygnet was starting to get back into its stride and the club had high hopes of reclaiming the 'Glory of the Thirties'. While this was not to be, Cygnet won more events in Junior and Junior-Senior-Vllls throughout this decade than ever before, effectively putting civil service rowing back on the map. Popularity of the Civil Service Regatta waned throughout the fifties, but the Civil Service Invitation Scratch Vllls went from strength to strength and the membership base expanded.
G.P.Jefferies addressing an unidentified crew
During the flood tides of 1953 the Civil Service Boathouse was submerged to a depth of five feet
Back Row (from left): F.L.Caughlin, M.J.Hughes, G.P.Jefferies and C.R.Ford. Front Row (from left): A.Ayton, D.T.Cain, J.Baker, C.E.Thorne and E.W.Wale
Bow: John Stevens; 2: Keith Bolton; 3: David Senior; 4: Brain Lovis; 5: Guy Doyle
Back row (from left): F.E.Bull, D.Poole, M.Hart, G.B.Doyle, D.G.Beamond, D.T.Murphy & W.F.Peer. Front row (from left): R.J.Hext, C.R.Dominy, D.Ramsden & J.Condor.
From Bow: R.J.Ely, L.T.Huggett, R.Slee, E.W.Wale, J.S.Brayne, B.Lovis, M.J.Mills, S.D.Bush and C.R.Dominy (cox).