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Bumps & Carnage 2013

The Next Coburn & Mulligan Party

to watch the University College Rowing Races from the river banks of Ditton Corner

will be held on

Saturday 15 June 2013

Who's saluting who? Group Photo 2010

The party that is so good that the rowers salute the spectators....

Bumps & Carnage University College Rowing Races

Order of Events

Saturday 15 June 2013

Provisional Programme - Timing and events may change

Note - This year the party will start at 2pm

2:00 pm - Drinks and Welcomes on the Lawns

2:00 p.m. Women’s Division 3

2:45 p.m. Men’s Division 3

* 3:00 p.m. Group Photograph *

3:15 p.m. Tea in the Marquee

3:30 p.m. Women’s Division 2

4:15 p.m. Men’s Division 2

5:00 p.m. Women’s Division 1

5:45 p.m. Men’s Division 1


Rowing orders for the boats in each division can be found at

How to Find Us

Ditton Corner, 5 Church Street, Fen Ditton, Cambridge CB5 8SU

Apologies - there's no parking at the house, but there are two paid parking sites nearby that are provided for Bumps visitors.

They'll be signposted on the day: Fen Ditton Recreation Ground, and The Paddock

How to find Ditton Corner

Need somewhere to stay?

What are the Bumps?

Early 19th century painting of rowing at Ditton Corner

A quick guide to the May Bumps, which are of course, held in June.

Boaters & Bonnets... a Brief History

Boaters and Bonnets from Edwardian times 1910    Adam & Isobel in hats 2001    Paul & Megan 2002  

Luki in her shark hat 2003  Uncle Nick & Grandma Edna 2004 Ray and Penny's finery 2005

 The hosts' 2006  Oli and Amy with the double-strength sports umbrella 2007  Boys in brims 2008 

2009 Hats 2009  Hats 2010 2010  Hats 2011 2011

Wind-blown hats in 2012 2012

Hats optional but preferred

Check out the hats they wore in 1910

Painting of Ditton Corner 1906

The Bumps at Ditton Corner

This painting of the Bumps day crowds at Ditton Corner was painted by Percy Robert Craft in 1906.

The Percy Craft painting was re-discovered in the archives of the Cambridge Guildhall in 2001 and took over a year to restore. It is now on display in the Cambridge Tourist Information Centre. It pictures in accurate detail the crowds who turned out in 1906. Hats were clearly an important part of the occasion, as can also be seen on all the hats assembled in the photograph of our house in 1910. Please wear an appropriate hat to help us recreate the atmosphere of the occasion. A group photograph is scheduled for 3 p.m. 


Remember those previous Bumps parties?

Mike (without the sense to come in out of the rain)

Revisit previous events. We've partied on, come rain, come shine...

Convinced Yet?

What Ho!

e-mail us and let us know.

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