Oxfordshire, Henley Regatta established 1839, silver prize medal, 19th century, rare
Rev: HENLEY REGATTA ESTABLISHED 1839 within laurel wreath
Notes: Henley Royal Regatta (a rowing event) takes place annually in late June and early July for five days on a straight stretch of the Thames at Henley-on-Thames. It is a grand spectator event and your cataloguer has the privilege of being a long-standing member of the Stewards’ Enclosure. The river-god figures on this medal are on either side of Henley Bridge and were sculpted in 1785 by Anne Seymour Damer [née Conway] (1749-1828), who was brought up locally in Park Place, Remenham – sold in 2011 as Britain’s most expensive home.