Mike Arnott re-enacts his Great, Great, Great Grandfather’s rowing success of 1851


The silver cup as illustrated below was won by John Bell, father of Joseph Bell at the annual Talkin Tarn Regatta of 1851.  The cup  is inscribed with the words “TALKIN TARN REGATTA AUGUST 22ND 1851 Gentlemen’s Amateur Prize 4 oared race won by Mr John Bell”.  Mr Michael Arnott, whose mother is the youngest daughter of John Bell Lowthian, competed in this year’s 2014 Regatta and attempted to emulate his Great, Great, Great Grandfather John Bell’s success of 1851  although unlike his GGG Grandfather  was unable to win the cup. Mr Arnott is the rower with the cap in the image below.

Talkin Tarn Cup




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