1968

NZ2742 : Raft race at Dunelm House, 1968

taken 57 years ago, near to Durham, County Durham, England

Raft race at Dunelm House, 1968
Raft race at Dunelm House, 1968
The race, part of University rag week, is also shown in Link , and the raft shown is passing under Kingsgate Bridge, which was possibly the finishing line. Its eastern support can be seen on the right; I've left the image awry to show more of it. See NZ2742 : Kingsgate Bridge and cathedral, Durham, 1967. Dunelm House, in the background, is the University student union building, completed three years earlier after four years in construction. "Brutalist by tradition but not brutal to the landscape" thought Pevsner LinkExternal link and LinkExternal link .

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NZ2742, 1523 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Derek Harper   (more nearby)
Date Taken
February 1968   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 25 January, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2759 4211 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:46.3894N 1:34.3587W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2756 4211
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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