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Doggett's Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London Featured Print

Doggett's Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London

Watermen on duty at the end of Doggett's Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames. They are wearing the livery of the Fishmongers' Company. This is believed to be the oldest rowing race in the world, the competitors being a maximum of six apprentice watermen. It has been held every year since 1715, running between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, passing under a total of eleven bridges en route. The winner's prize is a traditional waterman's red coat with a silver badge, plus a lapel badge. There are also various money prizes given by the Fishmongers' Company. Thomas Doggett was an actor and comedian who relied on watermen for transport -- he instigated the race in 1715, and left instructions in his will for it to continue after his death in 1721.

© Mary Evans Picture Library

Skeleton of early man found at Gough's Cave, Cheddar Gorge Featured Print

Skeleton of early man found at Gough's Cave, Cheddar Gorge

Skeleton of early man found at Gough's Cave, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset. In 1903 the remains of a human male, since named Cheddar Man, were found a short distance inside Gough's Cave. He is Britains oldest complete human skeleton, having been dated to approximately 7, 150 years BCE. There is a suggestion that the man died a violent death, perhaps related to cannibalism, although this has not been proven. Date: circa 1920s

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

English Cathedrals - The Choir - Rochester Featured Print

English Cathedrals - The Choir - Rochester

English Cathedrals - The Choir - Rochester - Looking to Choir master's stand , along Choir stall towards screen. Part of Box 144 Boswell Collection - English Cathedrals The Diocese of Rochester, the second oldest in England, is based at Rochester Cathedral and was responsible for the founding of a school, now The King's School in 604 AD, which is recognised as being the second oldest continuously running school in the world. Date: circa 1900

© The Boswell Collection, Bexley Heritage Trust / Mary Evans