Gloriana leads Tudor Pull from Hampton Court to the Tower of London

Staff WriterEvents

The Queen’s Row Barge Gloriana once again provided a dose of colourful and regal pagentry on the River Thames on Sunday as she led a flotilla of traditional Thames cutters up the river in the “Tudor Pull”. While runners pounded the streets of the capital in the London Marathon, the Royal Watermen took on a St George’s Day marathon challenge …

Glorious sunshine for Gloriana’s first engagement of 2016

Rob PowellEvents

THE QUEEN’s row barge Gloriana took part in her first engagement of 2016 today in glorious spring sunshine. A crew of Royal Watermen were on board as Gloriana joined the Tudor Pull from Hampton Court Palace all the way to the Tower of London. A flotilla of traditional Thames cutters were alongside, as well as the Royal shallop Jubilant, as the …

Steam train pictured crossing the Thames at Richmond

Rob PowellBridges

OnTheThames.net recently took a look at what was going over the Thames when a steam train crossed the river at Richmond. The Peppercorn class A1 Pacific Steam Locomotive Tornado was pulling the British Pullman train from London and out into the Surrey Hills. The steam train is pictured above crossing the Thames at Richmond Railway Bridge. From there the Tornado, Britain’s first new …

New permanent home for Gloriana proposed at Twickenham

Staff WriterNews, Rowing

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 …

Mr Drippy: Ice cream van in Richmond’s high tide

Rob PowellWeather

HIGH water levels left the Thames path at Richmond partially flooded on Sunday afternoon. An ice cream seller was carrying cones up the grassy bank to customers at one point as his van was partially submerged in water. Drinkers at the White Cross pub were temporarily stranded – always a popular location to become stranded at a high tide – …