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Lee Rowing Club were one of the teams racing on the first day of the 2012 event in picturesque surroundings.

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Summer season's last bastion of class: Henley Royal Regatta gets underway in style (with barely a tattoo or fake tan in sight)

Waterside entertainment: A couple follow the rowing action as it passes their picnic

Oxford University Boat Club (OUBC), rowing club of University of Oxford, founded in the early 19th century. OUBC's boat house on the Isis (as the Thames is known at Oxford) burnt down 1999 & much archive material was lost. They now row from its new purpose-built boat house in Wallingford. OUBC races against CUBC in The Boat Race on the Thames each year and the Oxford 'blue boat' & Isis boat (reserve boat) are based at the Westminster School Boat Club.

Long Beach Marine Stadium - our regatta site Presidents Day Weekend. Created in 1932 for the rowing events of the Xth Olympiad, the stadium was the first manmade rowing course in the United States. Go Strokes!!!

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Does long-lost photo solve mystery of why playboy drowned on Titanic? Millionaire 'wouldn't leave mixed-race valet who would have been denied place on lifeboat'

Ben Guggenheim, who died in the Titanic disaster.

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Could toy box in the sky beckon for Sindy as owner looks for buyer to revive the brand

Sindy: Approaching her 50th birthday.

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Backstage with the Beatles: 'Lost' photos of band before they were famous that were taken by a 15-year-old boy in Croydon

The actor Pete Murray photographed backstage at Fairfield Halls.

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WW1 Royal family rift revealed in stunning portraits

Princess Victoria, mother of Kaiser Wilhelm, was the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria

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The diary of Queen Victoria, aged 13: 40,000 pages of monarch's journals launched online by great-great-granddaughter Elizabeth

Queen Victoria in her carriage leads a procession driving through London during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June 1897.

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Is this Britain's first Christian burial? Anglo Saxon grave reveals 16-year-old girl laid to rest with a gold cross

Is this Britain's first Christian burial? Anglo Saxon grave reveals 16-year-old girl laid to rest with a gold cross.

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My Mummy the maneater: How the wild promiscuity of Edwina Mountbatten - wife of Prince Charles' mentor - took a heartbreaking toll on her children

Edwina Mountbatten (pictured with first daughter Patricia) was one of the magnetic personalities of high society in Thirties London

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'Princess Margaret was like an edible little tart': She knew everyone

Beautiful, witty and aristocratic, Lady Diana Cooper was, the darling of high society in the early 20th century

The Diamond Jubilee became the theme for many songs, poems and odes to Queen Victoria during the year 1897, such as this piece of music, ‘The Longest Reign’, composed by Ezra Read. Supplied by Royal Archives © HM Queen Elizabeth II 2012 RCIN 2942076

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The emerald dial: Priceless 350-year-old watch made from a single jewel that was left buried under a cellar for centuries

A conservator holds a Byzantine sapphire and pearl pendant, part of the Cheapside Hoard