New Lord Mayor of London arrives on Gloriana

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THE NEW Lord Mayor of London came down the Thames this morning on the Queen’s row barge Gloriana. Alan Yarrow, who took office yesterday in the Silent Ceremony at Guildhall, boarded Gloriana at Westminster Boating Base this morning and was rowed down river alongside a flotilla of traditional Thames craft. Here are photographs capturing the journey of the City of London’s …

Hundreds of crews complete Great River Race

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CROWDS gathered along the banks of the river on Saturday to witness the annual Great River Race. Hundreds of crews took part in the event, rowing the 21.6 mile course from Docklands to Ham House, Richmond. London’s River Marathon has been running since the late 80s and attracts thousands of participants from around the world competing for over thirty trophies. The …

Photos: Thames Barge Driving Race 2014

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Photos of the 39th Thames Barge Driving Race which started yesterday (Saturday 28th) at Greenwich and ended at Westminster. The unpowered barges are rowed under oars up the 7 mile course. The race is organised by Thames On Water, which was established in 1974 by a group of journeymen Lightermen and Watermen. Admiral West is the honorary President of TOW …

New permanent home for Gloriana proposed at Twickenham

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A NEW permanent home on the river for the Queen’s Row Barge GLORIANA has been proposed. The vessel was commissioned by former P&O boss and former National Maritime Museum Chairman, Lord Sterling, and launched in 2012 in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Following her starring role in the Thames River Pageant of 2012, she has proven to be a …

King George I arrives at Hampton Court Palace on Gloriana

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The Queen’s Row Barge GLORIANA has performed her first duty of 2014 – carrying King George I to Hampton Court Palace. The Thames Alive-managed row barge was rowed to the historic palace this morning with the first King George, who became monarch in 1698, on board. The royal appearance, which will be repeated across the long Easter weekend, is part …

QRB Gloriana returns to the Thames

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THE QUEEN’s row barge Gloriana has re-entered the Thames for her 2014 season. Her return to the river at Denton, Gravesend, comes four months after she was taken out of the water for winter storage. The beautiful row barge, managed by Thames Alive, was created for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and is now a popular sight at regattas …