On October 19th, current boat club crews were joined by alumni and their families for the naming of the new Men’s 1st 8 boat – ‘The Peter and John Robson’ – bought thanks to a very generous donation from Mark Robson (former LMH treasurer and Honorary President of Friends of LMHBC), and named after his two sons.
Following a buffet lunch, Mark named the new boat (with expert assistance from Peter in unveiling the name from under the college flag!) and in his speech encouraged all alumni to donate to the boat club to ensure its continued growth and success. He was thanked for his incredible support of the club by the president Rachel York and men’s captain Jason Ellar. The naming was followed by the first Old Boys vs Men’s 1st 8 race, which although close off the start was in the end convincingly won by the 1st 8 in the new boat! The blades-winning Women’s 1st 8 of 2011 relived happy memories by going for a spin in the ‘Hannah and Flora Robson’, the women’s eight donated by Mark two years ago and named after his daughters.
Photos of the event can be found here and on the college alumni facebook page. We were delighted to see so many alumni on the day and sorry to miss those who could not make it. If you would like to be involved in future alumni events, please email our alumni officer James Mountain.