Saturday, August 13, 2011

Sons of the Thames

Sons of the Thames is a rowing club in Hammersmith, London, England. It was originally formed in Putney over a hundred years ago with the aim, still enshrined in its constitution, to further the sport of rowing.

Originally a Trademen's club who boated from their first premises at the Dukes Head in Putney, Sons has moved westwards to Hammersmith. The latest move, in 2000, was to share the premises of Linden House, on Upper Mall, with London Corinthian Sailing Club. The building has a 999 year lease, so another move is not expected soon. The club welcomes novices and more experienced members for their Henley squads.

The club's official founding date is 1886, however there is evidence of crews racing under the "Sons of the Thames" name at least as far back as 1865.

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