150th Anniversary Celebrations MSRC

1969 OMs Row

Monmouth School Rowing Club 1869 celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2019

Master in Charge of Rowing John Griffiths Griffiths.John@habsmonmouth.org is championing a number of special social events open to Old Monmothians, Parents, Old Girls, friends and family.

In advance of celebrations in 2019 in recognition of 150 years Rowing at Monmouth School for Boys, the OM Club have re-launched the Pink Crocodile Tie.

The Pink Crocodile Club was instigated by MiC Rowing Phil Mathew in 1964 for a School 4+ to potentially represent Wales at the Serpentine Regatta. In 1965 The Crocodile Club was formed again membership being limited to those who have been on an Easter training week, or who have rowed in the 1st boat.

It will be realised that the crocodile is one of the few aquatic animals that goes about with its nose in the air, another being the hippopotamus…

A 100% silk tie has been designed in agreement with Al Butler OMBC Captain, and is now available from the OMC online Shop distributed via the School Shop at £25 (+pp)

OM News 1966 Extract – LW Maddock OM 1909 -1912 – writes from New Zealand if he is entitled to join the Crocodile Club – he certainly is, for coxing the first School Boat in 1912!





Available for 2019 ONLY – 150th Anniversary Pin badge, Contact boys.shop@habsmonmouth.org or order online.

Saturday 6th July Henley Royal Regatta Row Past & OM Picnic “Pimms O’Clock”

‘OLYMPIC superstar Sir Steve Redgrave has invited MSRC to celebrate its 150th anniversary next year with a celebratory row past at the prestigious Henley Royal Regatta.

Sir Steve, the chairman of the world’s most famous open rowing event, personally wrote to Monmouth School Rowing Club to invite them to mark their huge milestone next July.’

MSRC 1st squad of 1969 are rowing over the regatta course – and a second VIII comprising mainly OM Henley winners is also looking likely. This will take place during the Luncheon Interval.

“Pimms o’Clock” available in the Monmouth School gazebo pitched on the Cricket Ground during the Tea Interval – £10pp to cover catering costs. Entry via special commemorative badge – COLLECT YOUR TICKET FROM THE PIMMS TEAM OR JOHN GRIFFITHS Griffiths.John@habsmonmouth.org

BOOK NOW for Pimms O’Clock!

Henley Dinner 7th September 2019

Leander Club, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2LP

Special invitation open to all alumni of Monmouth Schools for Boys and Girls  – Partners & Friends Very Warmly Welcomed


3 Course Evening Dinner – Cash Bar available

Dress Code: Black Tie

Jamie Oldroyd jamie_oldroyd@hotmail.co.uk

Trio of fish: Smoked salmon, trout & peppered mackerel, cucumber & capsicum salsa, horseradish & dill sauce
Guinea fowl, raisin, thyme & rosemary farce, girolles, parsnip & butternut squash, Amontillado cream
Vanilla mousse with marinated strawberries and served with Eton mess ice cream
Coffee and chocolates will be served afterwards and as usual a vegetarian and vegan alternative will be available


Please help to Support MSRC

The MSRC is looking to help raise funds for Rowing – Bursaries, Blades, Boats – please contact John to discuss or donate now online

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