This decade opened with high expectations and the official club photograph of 1910 conveys an image of a club anxious to spread its wings and make its mark on the wider rowing world. However, successive overtures to the ARA were rebuffed and the outbreak of the First World War proved highly disruptive. Club president Etherington-Smith met with an untimely demise in 1913 and was succeeded by 'Rudy' Lehman, another rowing notable. Normal club business did not resume until mid-1919.
Club president 1913-19
Official club photograph, 1910
Taken at Hammersmith against the backdrop of the club flag. Those wearing dark suits or blazers are believed to have been club officials.
The Grand Reunion, Hamhaugh Island, 1911
Nobody identified apart from a youthful Harry Stocker, third row (fourth from left) and Dan Gallagher, front row (far right)
Coming of Age
Programme from a Bohemian concert to mark Cygnet's 21st anniversary in 1911