Category Archives: Recreation

Christ Church, Scrogy Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

Memorial at Christ Church, Newcastle to professional oarsman Robert Chambers d. 1831

Location

Christ Church, Scrogy Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England

Transcript

'THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED / BY THE FRIENDS AND ADMIRERS / OF THE LATE / ROBERT CHAMBERS; / WHO FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS / UPHELD THE HONOUR OF TYNESIDE / AS AQUATIC CHAMPION OF ENGLAND / HE DIED AT ST ANTHONY'S JUNE 4TH 1868 / AGED 37 YEARS / [East face of dado] BORN JUNE 14TH 1831'

Details

Description: Statue of Chambers (now headless) under gothic canopy.
Type: Monument
Position: Churchyard
Materials: Sandstone
Date Erected: 1862
Artists: George Burn

People

Chambers, Robert
Age: 37
Date of Death: 4/6/1868
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Oarsman
Organisation:

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Notes: Professional oarsman who died of TB. Rowing a major spectator sport in Tyneside before superceded by football. Memorial erected by public subscription.
Bibliography: Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris 'Public Sculpture in North-East England' (Liverpool University Press, 2000).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Ernest Coppin d. 1906

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'ERNEST C COPPIN aged 20 drowned from yacht 'Kathleen' off Mersea November 4 1906 Buried in this churchyard'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Kathleen

People

Coppin, Ernest C.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 4/11/1906
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

St Mary's Church, Caernafon, Gwynedd, Wales

Plaque at St Mary’s Church, Caernafon, Gwynedd commemorating Lewellyn Turner d. 1903, yachtsman

Location

St Mary's Church, Caernafon, Gwynedd, Wales

Details

Type: Plaque
Materials: Brass

People

Turner, Llewellyn
Age:
Date of Death: 18/9/1903
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Commodore
Organisation: Royal Welsh Yacht club

Extra

Notes: Born 11/2/1823. Commodore Royal Welsh Yacht Club 1873.

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Melville George Bowles d. 1928

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Melville George Bowles Aged 16 fatally injured on yacht 'Thursa' at Southampton July 12 1928 Buried in this churchyard'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Thursa

People

Bowles, Melville George
Age: 16
Date of Death: 12/7/1928
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Gravestone in St Hilary’s Church, Wallasey, Merseyside commemorating S.D. Leacock d. 1888, yacht master

Location

St Hilary's Church, Wallasey, Merseyside, England

Transcript

'S.D. Leacock RN, died 8th May 1888, aged 61 years, late master of yacht 'Rover' RYS'

Details

Type: Gravestone
Position: Churchyard
Vessel: Rover

People

Leacock, S. D.
Age: 61
Date of Death: 8/5/1888
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: Master
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating George Leonard Mackeon d. 1898

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'George Leonard Mackeon Drowned from Yacht 'Ailsa' in Start Bay Aug 27 1898 aged 32 Buried in this churchyard'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Ailsa

People

Mackeon, George Leonard
Age: 32
Date of Death: 27/8/1898
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Albert Frederick Everett d. 1929

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'Albert Frederick Everett Aged 22 of yacht 'Avocet' Drowned at the Colne July 22 1929 buried in this churchyard'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Avocet

People

Everett, Albert Frederick
Age: 22
Date of Death: 22/7/1929
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

Plaque at Church of St Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames commemorating Herbert Thomas Steward, President of the Leander Club d. 1915

Location

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England

Transcript

'To the Memory of / Herbert Thomas Steward / Chairman of / The Committee of Management of Henley Royal Regatta / President of the Leander Club / Born 9th Nov. 1838; / Died at Henley 9th Sept. 1915; Buried at BIX Oxon / This tablet erected by some of his friends of the Leander Club'

Details

Type: Plaque
Position: Jesus Chapel
Materials: Brass

People

Steward, Herbert Thomas
Age:
Date of Death: 9/9/1915
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation:
Organisation:

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All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating John Goddard d. 1896

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'JOHN GODDARD aged 18 Drowned from the yacht "Mariposa" in Southampton Water July 13 1896"

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Mariposa

People

Goddard, John
Age: 18
Date of Death: 13/7/1896
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

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Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Memorial tile in All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, commemorating Herbert Dent d. 1904

Location

All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex, England

Transcript

'HERBERT DENT Aged 36 Drowned from yacht 'Glory' off Southwold June 26 1904 Buried in this churchyard'

Details

Type: Memorial tile
Vessel: Glory

People

Dent, Herbert
Age: 36
Date of Death: 26/6/1904
Cause of Death: Unknown/None
Rank / Occupation: yacht crew
Organisation:

Extra

Bibliography: Alfred L. Wakeling and Peter Moon 'Tiles of Tragedy' (Brightlingsea, 2001).