The photo above shows a couple of school
fours outside the boatshed in 1983. Notice that the gable end extensions
are not on the shed - in fact the judge's box is not even on top of the
building at this stage.
Notice the sliding gates rather than roller
doors, with "Besser Blocks" in the two middle bays.
The photo at right is taken from the walkway
which used to pass right along the shoreline in front of the shed, with
two "bridges" where the boats were carried out.
The river is also up a few feet in this
photo - the water would normally be beyond the walkway, but this photo
shows water almost up to the concrete at the western gate.
This photo shows a school crew taking an
eight out - this was awkward as the eights were stored parallel to the
water, so they had to be brought out at an angle and then redirected
back into the shed at a steeper angle, then finally taken out of the
shed and to the water.
Well known rowing identity Jeff Schneider
can be seen at the bow of the boat (the bearded gent on the left - or is
that Dougie Pearson?)