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Anne Glanville

Anne Glanville. A champion oarswoman, she acquired her rowing skills pulling the family boat to Devonport market. Between 1830 and 1850 she led a team of Saltash oarswomen at regattas throughout Britain and France, reputedly unbeaten by women and seldom beaten by men. She met, and was admired by, some of the highest in the land and helped gig racing to develop into the popular sport that it is today. A true "Watersider", she had at least twelve children, some of whose descendents still live in the Westcountry.


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