Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club
|Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club|
|Location||Isle of Dogs, London, England|
|Former names||The Blackwall Rowing and Athletic Club|
|Mark Hunter, Kenny Dwan, John Roberts, Colin Seymour|
Poplar Blackwall and District Rowing Club was founded in 1854 and is one of the oldest rowing clubs in Great Britain. It was established by a group of young lightermen as "The Blackwall Rowing and Athletic Club". Boats were carried to the river from a local pub.
After World War I there was an increase in membership from shipwrights, boilermakers and stevedores from the nearby shipyards and docks, although the depression in the 1930s led to reduced activity again.
The club reformed with its present name in 1935 and established a club and boat house on the present site in 1937: "the boys themselves constructed a launching ramp at Calder's Wharf", using North Greenwich railway station as a shelter for the boats.
In 1966 an appealed was launched to raise £55.000 (some £1.1million in today's money) "to build a completely new boathouse and gymnasium" that "should be an attractive addition to that part of the Thames."
The club house marks the finish of the annual Great River Race.
Taking the period since 2000 alone, PBDRC has seen members win more than 10 regattas and winter head races. The club has, at the top level, produced and enhanced international oarsmen and oarswomen: a few members of the club have represented Great Britain in the Olympic Games and World Championships in this period.
In 1995 and 1996, juniors from the club (in a composite quad with the Windsor Boys' School) won the Fawley Challenge Cup at Henley Regatta.
In 2011, Ralph Humphrey and Bob Milligan's double won the World Masters in Poznan, Poland, the Britain Masters and the Henley Masters Veterans.
|1966||Henley Royal Regatta||Silver Goblets & Nickalls' Challenge Cup, II-||R Easterling and J T McCarthy (runners-up)|
|1968||Henley Royal Regatta||Diamond Challenge Cup, M1x||Kenny Dwan (runner-up)|
|1968||Wingfield Sculls||M1x||Kenny Dwan|
|1968||Summer Olympics, Mexico||M1x||Kenny Dwan (6th overall)|
|1969||Wingfield Sculls||M1x||Kenny Dwan|
|1970||Wingfield Sculls||M1x||Kenny Dwan|
|1971||Wingfield Sculls||M1x||Kenny Dwan|
|1972||Wingfield Sculls||M1x||Kenny Dwan|
|1972||Summer Olympics, Munich||M1x||Kenny Dwan (9th overall)|
|1974||Henley Royal Regatta||Diamond Challenge Cup, M1x||Kenny Dwan (runner-up)|
|1975||Wingfield Sculls||M1x||Kenny Dwan|
|1978||Henley Royal Regatta||Double Sculls Challenge Cup, M2x||MS Spencer and R Prentice (runners-up)|
|1979||Henley Royal Regatta||Double Sculls Challenge Cup, M2x||Ian Gold (runner up) (in a composite with Bewl Bridge's AC Rudkin)|
|1995||Henley Royal Regatta||Fawley Challenge Cup, JM4x||in a composite quad with the Windsor Boys' School|
|1996||Henley Royal Regatta||Fawley Challenge Cup, JM4x||in a composite quad with the Windsor Boys' School|
|1997||Henley Royal Regatta||Queen Mother Challenge Cup, B4x||(runners-up)|
|2016||Marlow Regatta||Masters B/C||Andrea Stock|
|2016||Novice JW1x||Phoebe O'Hene|
|2016||Peterborough Spring Regatta||IM3W1x||Beverley Reid|||
|2016||WJ16 1x||Laura Stewart|||
|2016||Masters F 1x||Robert Milligan|||
|2016||Henley Masters Regatta||Masters B 1x||Andrea Stock|||
|2016||Masters C 2x||Ralph Humphrey (in a composite with Medway Town's Shaun Martin)|||
|2016||Euro Masters Regatta, Munich||Masters C mixed 4x||Andrea Stock, Beverley Reid and Ralph Humphrey (in a composite with Medway Town's Shaun Martin)|||
|2016||Masters A 1x||Andrea Stock|||
|2016||Masters B 1x||Andrea Stock|||
|2016||Masters B 2x||Ralph Humphrey (in a composite with Medway Town's Shaun Martin)|||
|2016||World Masters Championships, Copenhagen||Masters F 1x||Robert Milligan|
|2016||Masters G VIII+||Robert Milligan (in a composite with Ardingly, Quintin and Worcester)|
|2016||Masters G IV-||Robert Milligan (in a composite with Ardingly)|||
|2016||Masters A 2x||Ralph Humphrey (in a composite with Medway Town's Shaun Martin)|
|2016||Henley Sculls Head||IM3W 1x||Phoebe O'Herne|||
|2016||IM1W 1x||Andrea Stock|||
- "Raising £50,000 for East End Oarsmen". The Tatler. 13 August 1966. p. 38. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
- "Measuring Worth". Retrieved 25 March 2017.
- Official public information British Rowing
- Solem, Karen (1 March 1997). American Rower's Almanac 1997. The Rowers Almanac Inc. p. 310. ISBN 9780965132718.
- "2011 Masters' Regatta Overall Results" (PDF). World Rowing. Retrieved 19 March 2017.
- "Saturday 4th June 2016 - Results" (PDF). Peterborough City Rowing Club. 4 June 2016.
- "Sunday 5th June - Results" (PDF). Peterborough City Rowing Club. 5 June 2016.
- "Henley Masters Regatta 2016 Results" (PDF).
- "Euro Masters Regatta 2016 Munich RESULTS" (PDF). Rowing Club Port-Marly. 1 August 2016.
- "2016 World Rowing Masters Regatta Copenhagen" (PDF).
- "Henley Sculls Head of the River Race - 5 Nov 2016". Henley Open Events. 5 November 2016.
- http://www.pbdrc.co.uk/ official website
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