1920s: Capsized Competitors & World Champions
1930s: A Tenth Win for the Phelps!
1940s: War is Over, the Race Must Go On
1950s: Gentlemen vs. Tradesmen
1960s: 250 Years of Doggett’s
1970s: Two More Chances… to Up Your Chances
1980s: Docklands Decline. Keeping the Race Alive!
1990s: Here Come the Women
Photos & news clippings from the 1920s - 1960s
These scrapbooks, compiled by Fishmongers’ Hall, contain newspaper clippings, photos and other articles about The Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge from the 1920s through to the 1960s. After Thomas Doggett’s death in 1722, the Fishmongers Livery Company took over responsibility for the Race for Doggett’s Coat and Badge, and they have ensured that it has been raced annually ever since.
Special thanks to Jenna Han and Catherine Debray for their help and dedication to working on this archive.