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HARRY CLASPER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 40: tabled on 27 May 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the production by North Eastern playwright Ed Waugh of the play ‘Hadaway Harry', which celebrates the achievements of Harry Clasper and his team who became world rowing champions in June 1845; recognises that their great efforts enabled them to hold their position intermittently over the next 26 years in coxed fours, pairs or as individual scullers; is pleased that the play shows Harry Clasper’s innovative boat design which is still used; notes that Charles Dickens recognised the achievements of the Tyneside scullers; wishes the play huge success; and hopes that it can be seen across our nation as a tribute to these heroes of sport.