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22-JUN-2013 RichO

Boys Must Get In or Out

River Thames, Eton,England, UK

Bench where many Eton College boys would gather to swim au naturale. The inscription on the stone below the bench reads:

" Bathing regulations at Athens
Fifth Form Nants in First Hundred and Upper and Middle Divisions may
bathe at Athens. No bathing at Athens on Sundays after 8.30 a.m.
At Athens, boys who are undressed must either get at once into the
water or get behind screens when boats containing ladies come in sight.
Boys when bathing are not allowed to land on the Windsor Bank or to
swim out to launches and barges or to hang onto, or interfere with,
boats of any kind. Any boy breaking this rule will be severely punished.
From 'School Rules of the River."

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