Thanks to the generous donations from alumni and other sources, HCBC has been able to purchase a new Janousek for the mens first crew, as such, the much loved Hilary has been retired after many years of service. We are in talks with the college to have her bow hung in the college bar and we would like to offer members of the HCBC Alumni the opportunity to own a piece of Hilary, a piece of HCBC history. We know that an exceptionally large number of rowers over the years have had the pleasure of rowing, bumping and earning blades in Hilary so this would be a unique chance to take home a very sentimental memento of their rowing career. Final details are yet to be discussed but there may be the potential to fashion items of furniture from the sections - Sam Farmer intends to turn his into a delightful coffee table if he gets a piece!
Depending on levels of interest we intend to hold some form of auction in the near future for seat sections of Hilary. Please could any alumni who would consider taking part or finding out more information email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and seat position(s) that you would be interested in before the 1st June 2015.
We've also had quite a bit of interest for smaller pieces of Hilary. We should be able to offer everyone that’s interested a piece and arrange shipping for you once we have worked out a price but please email me before the deadline to ensure a piece is reserved for you (no commitment to buy at this moment in time!)