TL5681 : The finishing point of the 1944 University Boat Race near Ely

taken 4 months ago, near to Queen Adelaide, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

The finishing point of the 1944 University Boat Race near Ely
The finishing point of the 1944 University Boat Race near Ely
Just over 77 years later the 2021 University Boat Race, between crews from Cambridge and Oxford, also took place on this straight section of the River Great Ouse between Ely and Littleport in Cambridgeshire. The 2021 race was moved from its traditional course on the River Thames because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and also safety concerns with Hammersmith Bridge over the Thames. No crowds were allowed to watch this race with roads, footpaths and bridges adjacent to the course all being closed to the public, see Link
The 1944 race finished here and there is a plaque in the bank to commemorate the event, see Link
The 2021 race was rowed in the opposite direction, it started here and the crews raced away from the camera towards Littleport.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 March, 2021   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Primary Subject of Photo
River Bank 
River (from Tags)
River Great Ouse 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 5660 8170 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:24.6535N 0:18.0552E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 56598 81565
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