“The greatest event since the siege,” was how a giant-killing feat in rowing was described, with just a slight hint of overstatement!
Now there’s a sequel to the 1924 achievement when Derry’s rowers beat Australian Olympians. Actually, this is the story of five generations of an amazing Londonderry family.
The story began back in the last two decades of the 19th century when James Brownlow had a tailoring business at Carlisle Road. He was a successful sculler with City of Derry Boating Club.