The Tudor Pull commemorates the introduction of fresh drinking water to London and supports and promotes rowing and sculling on the River Thames in Waterman’s Cutters. It is a rowing event on the River Thames with much pageantry, and this year will take place on 19 May 2024. At 10.00 at Hampton Court the Master Water Conservator presents a piece of wooden water pipe in a special glass case to the Duty Officer of the Royal Palace. They in turn present it to the Royal Barge Master for safe passage by Barge on the river to the Tower of London. Here it is delivered at about 16.00 to the Governor of the Tower of London. The flotilla of small boats accompanying the Barge includes our Cutter Water Forget-me-not.

The Royal Watermen’s

Tudor Pull


Timetable – Sunday 19th 2024

09:00/0930                Boats & crews muster at Hampton Court Palace           (Briefing)

09:50                          Royal Watermen process to main gate Hampton Court Palace

10:00                          Ceremony of the ‘Stela’ and take the ‘Boating Cup’

10:30                          Flotilla leaves Hampton Court Palace

11:15                          Arrive Teddington Lock

(11:15                       Remaining crews arrive at Richmond to prepare boat regalia)

11:30                          Leave Teddington Lock (HW RB 1248 BST)

12:00                          Arrive Richmond (victuals supplied by Richmond Bridge Boat Club (RBBC))

12:30                          (Coxes briefing outside RBBC)

13:00 (prompt)          Leave Richmond

14:30                          Pass Putney, regroup as necessary

16:00 (approx.)         Arrive Tower Bridge Quay

16:15                          Process to H.M. Tower of London

16:30                          Pass through East Gate, H.M. Tower of London

16:40                          Ceremony of the ‘Stela’

17:00                          Leave the Tower

17:30                          Cutters leave for tow back up and down stream

17:30                          Rowing Crews Arrive ‘Dickens Inn’ for refreshments