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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
Marlow Rowing Club
This is where 5-time Olympian Sir Steve Redgrave learnt to row.
Location: Marlow Bridge Lane, Marlow, Buckinghamshire, SL7 1RH
Description: This great old rowing club dating back to 1871 suffered a terrible fire in August 2011 and is still recovering from the effects.
The club was made famous by five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave who is a life member and vice-president of the club and started his rowing career in Marlow.
The club has also nurtured more Olympians in Triple Olympic Silver medallist Katherine Grainger, Zac Purchase and bronze medal winner Sarah Winckless.