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The best pictures of the Start of the University Boat Race

Posted in Best pictures, Boats, Education, Famous news stories, Historical articles, History, London, Rivers, Sport, Sporting Heroes on Tuesday, 3 November 2015

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The best pictures of the Start of the University Boat Race are vivid images of the tense scene on the river Thames.
The first picture shows the start in good weather, 1873.

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat-Race, Ready to Start by Arthur Hopkins

The second picture shows a rainy start on a filthy day in 1872.

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The Oxford and Cambridge boat race: the start

The third picture shows the start in 1891.

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The Universities' Boat-Race, "Are You Ready?" by W B Wollen

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