TL4559 : Jesus College boathouse clocktower

near to Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Jesus College boathouse clocktower
Jesus College boathouse clocktower
There is, as it were, an official myth that college boat clubs are only "allowed" clock towers if they have finished Head of the River in 10 successive seasons of Bumps racing. Whether or not this is really the case, certainly the Jesus tower features the dates of the 11 successive events (only one event per year in those days) when they finished head. The cockerel on the weather vane is a symbol of Jesus College, after the surname of its founder, Alcock. The crown is presumably bling for the 11 headships. The woodpigeon is just there. Amazingly for a public clock it is telling the correct time.

Apparently Caius boat club are planning to have a clock tower on their new boathouse to commemorate their 11 headships 2002-6 (two events per year nowadays).

TL4559 : Jesus College boathouse for context.
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2012
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Monday, 20 August, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 23 August, 2012
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4572 5910 [10m precision]
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