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TOMS VANGUARD STEAMING INTO TABLE BAY WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY ON BOARD ON THE MORNING OF 17 FEBRUARY 1547.
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Creation_date 2016-06-21T00:00:00
Media Id 1202_41
Collections Kingswood College Digital Archive
Subcollections Kingswood College Framed Prints
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Keywords Royal Family, Table Bay, Toms Vanguard
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Description TOMS VANGUARD STEAMING INTO TABLE BAY WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY ON BOARD ON
THE MORNING OF 17 FEBRUARY 1547. Reproduction by courtesy of the Cité? of Çape Town,
whose Public Relations Officer, Ted Doman, and Ctú^
of Civic Galleries, Julie te/proen, Kingswood is most
grateful. THE VANGUARD RACE It was in 1947 that Charles Stephenson returned to Kingswood for a second spell as Chaplain and the Royal Family
arrived off the Eastern Cape aboard the RoyaljNavy’s flagship, HMS Vanguard. What the Royal Visit had to do With
Kingswood College athletics is explained by a contemporary issue of the College magazine: "One dày the battleship was due to anchor for a short while off Fort Alfred and so great was the interest in the
surrounding districts that large numbers travelled by rail and road to the little seaside village. Among these was a
party of some 100-strong Kingswood boys. Unfortunately the prevailing conditions made it inadvisable for the mighty
vessel to anchor in the open roadstead and thousands of eyes watched wistfully as she glided past far out to sea .... In the train back to school the bright idea occurred to that tired but enthusiastic party that a'special event called
the’"Vanguard Race" should be included in the forthcoming athletic sports programme ... Alas no one knew the
exact length of the huge dreadnought. A letter was despatched to the captain of the ship to get the details." He not only sent dimensions of Vanguard, including its 813-ft length, but also donated a cup for the event In due
course it arrived inscribed: "Presented by Rear-Admiral W G-Agnew, CB*CVO, JDSO, RN, April 1947". Brian
Dold, with Eric Fairly breathing down his neck, was the first winner of the Vanguard Race. From the following year
the entry was restricted to members of Jacques House, as it had been a Prep outing to see Vanguard. It has
remained a race for the Prep ever since.. \ .The College acknowledges with gratitude the efforts of'
Maxwell Leigh (1941) in locating the original painting and
arranging its reproduction.
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Title TOMS VANGUARD STEAMING INTO TABLE BAY WITH THE ROYAL FAMILY ON BOARD ON THE MORNING OF 17 FEBRUARY 1547.
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