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The Challenge Shield for the Worcester and Conway boat race.
|Challenge Shield for the Worcester and Conway boat race.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H6385|
|Description: The Challenge Shield was awarded to the winners of the annual boat race between the boys from the 'Worcester' and the 'Conway', a training ship on the River Mersey. The race was, alternately, held on the Thames and Mersey. The boys competed in six-oared whalers, and competition was fierce. Between 1898 and 1939, the shield was won by the 'Worcester' 14 times and the 'Conway' five times, with a dead heat in 1905. The plates around the edge of the shield denote the names of the winners of the race each year.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|