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[Sport on the Thames]

Source: The Illustrated London News, July 29, 1848

Cremorne.—AQUATIC TOURNAMENT on the THAMES—MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st, and AUGUST 1st and 2nd. The lessee has the honour to announce that the next aquatic entertainment will take place at five o'clock on the days above earned, in front of the grand river esplanade, on a scale of extended splendour. In order to give due effect to this peculiar entertainment, arrangements have been made with first-rate wrestlers from Devon, and with military men for the broad-sword exercise, tilting with the lance, &c., diving at the buoy, walking the oscillatory pole, swimming matches, and other feats of natation. Grand Vocal and Instrumental Concert—Laurent's Band of 50 performers—Casino d'Ete. The new ballet, Le Diable de Bois— magnificent Firework Temple—grand Pyrotechnic Tableaux, by the Chevalier Mortram—brilliant Illuminations, &c. &c. Admission, 1s.