Origins of the Cambridge Blue
In the 2011 Easter edition of The Hawk (see here) a brief column was published entitled "Rejoice! You might have been awarded a Pink!". That article was a considerably abbreviated version of a paper researched and published jointly by Frank Grenfell, former River Master of Eton College, and Dr John Marks, former Honorary Treasurer of CUBC, a Director of The Hawks' Company Ltd, and a Trustee of the Hawks' Trust. Deeply researched, and painstakingly assembled, the paper sheds new light on a story that has, over time, attained the stature of myth. As the paper points out we shall probably never know exactly what happened, but as far as it is possible to know, this paper must be the definitive version.
To see the paper click on the link: Origins of the Cambridge Blue