Doggett's Coat and Badge Race, River Thames, London
Watermen on duty at the end of Doggett's Coat and Badge Race on the River Thames. They are wearing the livery of the Fishmongers' Company. This is believed to be the oldest rowing race in the world, the competitors being a maximum of six apprentice watermen. It has been held every year since 1715, running between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, passing under a total of eleven bridges en route. The winner's prize is a traditional waterman's red coat with a silver badge, plus a lapel badge. There are also various money prizes given by the Fishmongers' Company. Thomas Doggett was an actor and comedian who relied on watermen for transport -- he instigated the race in 1715, and left instructions in his will for it to continue after his death in 1721.
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Official wording, Apprenticeship Indenture
Official wording of an Apprenticeship Indenture, between John Henry Watson of 3 Newland Street, Derby, and Messrs John Davis & Son (Derby) Limited. The document is signed by John Henry Watson himself (then about 17 years old), his father Walter Watson, and Henry Davis, Governing Director. The apprenticeship is for five years, dating from 25 June 1901, in the skill of instrument making. The apprentice's pay is agreed at 4 shillings and sixpence per week for the first year, rising to 6 shillings in the second year, 7/6 in the third, 9/6 in the fourth, and 12/6 in the fifth. The apprentice agrees to be obedient, not do any damage, not to take leave of absence without consent, and not to play cards, dice or other unlawful games, nor to frequent taverns or playhouses.
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3 January 1902
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Blue Print for a fine career
Blue Print for a fine career, 1960 (c).Colour photolithograph recruiting poster, after Mike Buckley (APD 0222), published by HMSO, 1960 (c).In modernist style on a blue background, the smiling face of a cadet wearing a beret with the Army Apprentice School, cap badge is upper left, expanding concentric rings indicative of radar waves expand out from the lower right, with inscribed text upper right, centre and lower left. Date: circa 1960
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