Eyre, William Henry

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Eyre, William Henry

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  • Eyre, Piggy

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Born in Corbridge, Northumberland.
Part of TRC's first winning crew at Henley - the Wyfold Challenge Cup in 1870 - and then went on to win in several other events.
He was Captain in the 1871 season.
He served as a Steward of Henley for over 30 years and only missed the regatta in 1939, shortly before he died.
He was a Solicitor (a partner, with Walter Rye, in Rye & Eyre of Golden Square) and was closely involved in the negotiation of the purchase of the freehold of the clubhouse and land.
Aside from Thames, he also had a long association with Kensington Rowing Club.


Corbridge, Northumberland
Golden Square, London
Barnes, London

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Rye, Walter (31 October 1843-24 February 1929)

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Rye, Walter is the business partner of Eyre, William Henry

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