Former Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and Olympian, James Crowden, to be remembered at Ely Cathedral

Her Majesty's Lord Leftenant of Cambridgeshire, Mr. James Crowden, addresses the attendants of the M

Her Majesty's Lord Leftenant of Cambridgeshire, Mr. James Crowden, addresses the attendants of the Madingley Memorial Day Commemorative Service. The ceremony was held at Cambridge American Military Cemetery, Coton, Cambridge, United Kingdom. - Credit: Archant

The life of former Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire and Olympian, James Crowden, will be remembered at Ely Cathedral next week.

Mr Crowden died in September aged 88, and will be remembered at a service on Monday December 6 at 11am.

Born in Cambridgeshire, James was a former oarsman who competed for Great Britain in the 1952 Olympics, before becoming the Cambridge University crew coach for over 20 years.

In 1970, he became High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely and was later made Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire between 1992 and 2002.

Five members of the royal family will be represented at Monday’s memorial service; Sir Hugh Duberly, KCVO, CBE, Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire representing Her Majesty The Queen, Sir Michael Marshall, CBE, DL representing HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, Miss Victoria Legge-Bourke representing HRH The Princess Royal, Major Nicholas Barne, CVO representing HRH The Duke of Gloucester and HRH The Duchess of Gloucester and The Earl of St Andrews representing HRH The Duke of Kent .


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