EVENTS

Out and about on the Thames

UPPER THAMES BRANCH

General enquiries & events: Abi Reynolds, 01865 779241, abireynolds77@gmail.com

June

Wednesday 26th. Monthly lunch, 1pm at the Waterfront, Benson.

July

Monday 22nd. Steamer trip from Wallingford to Abingdon return. Contact Abi Reynolds for more details.

Thursday 25th. Monthly lunch, 1pm at the Kings Arms, Sandford.

September

Saturday 21st. Fun day at Rose Island. More details to follow.

MIDDLE THAMES BRANCH

General enquiries: Sandra Brown, 0118 972 3895, sandracbrown@btinternet.com Events: Caroline Soper, 07939 073820, carolinesoper48@gmail.com.

July

Friday 12th. Henley Festival Waterman cruise with dinner, boarding at Hobbs, Henley-onThames, at 7.15pm. £39.50 per person.

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st. Thames Traditional Boat Festival, Fawley Meadows, Henley-onThames.

September

Wednesday 18th. A visit to Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham. Details and form to follow.

October

Thursday 17th. Talk by Ian Black on ‘Lost Ships’ at Leander, Henley-onThames, followed by lunch. Form to follow.

TEDDINGTON TO OLD WINDSOR BRANCH

General enquires & events: Jackie Lambert, 01483 770964, davidwlambert@btinternet.com

June

Sunday 2nd. Pub lunch at the Thames Court, Shepperton TW17 9LJ.. Meet at 12noon. (Please note change of venue.)

July

Saturday 6th. Pub lunch at the Toby Carvery, Old Windsor SL4 2RR. Meet at 12noon.

August

Sunday 11th. Pub lunch at the Red Lion, Thorpe TW20 8UE. Meet at 12noon. (Please note this is the second Sunday of the month as it is ‘Ride London’ on the first Sunday.)

September

Sunday 1st. Pub lunch at the Old Crown,Weybridge KT13 8LP.. Meet at 12noon.

UPPER TIDEWAY BRANCH

General enquiries: Hilary Pereira, 0208 892 5086, hilary. pickles@doctors.org.uk Events: John Maguire, 0208 840 7512, johnmag2000@tiscali.co.uk

July

Wednesday 31st. Richmond’s Riverside: A walk along the river between Asgill House, Old Palace Lane, and Buccleuch Gardens, Petersham Road, focusing on surviving and lost 18th-century great houses. Meet on Richmond station upper concourse for a 7.30pm start. Finishes on the terrace at the Roebuck around 9pm. Organised by the Richmond Society. Cost £2.

August

Saturday 24th. Picnic by the river on the grass at Buccleuch Gardens, Richmond, from 2pm. Moorings available if travelling by boat; high tide predicted for 7pm. Event is weather dependent.

September

Sunday 8th. TideFest at Kew Bridge, Strand-on-the-Green, plus other locations. RTS-organised events include boat trips round the Brentford Islands and to Chiswick Pier, rowing at Richmond Bridge and visits to Eel Pie Island Museum.

Saturday 14th. The Great River Race. Cheer the boats home from the riverside at Ham from 12noon.

CENTRAL TIDEWAY & ESTUARY BRANCH

General enquiries: Susan Raber, 0208 304 3155, susanstyler559@gmail.com. Events: Cathy Preece, 0207 793 0268, cathypreecerts@gmail.com

July

Tuesday 9th. Walk led by  Harry Frankland. Meet at 11am at Fenchurch Street station for an easy stroll to St Katharine Dock , DLR to Royal Victoria Dock, cable car to the  O2 for lunch. Return by Thames Clipper to the Tower. Cost £3.

August

Thursday 15th. Visit to the Migration Museum (upstairs on the first floor, with no disabled access, at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street SE1 7AG) with an introductory talk. Meet at 11.30am for coffee in the Fine & Bone Café at China Works (the old Royal Doulton building, 100 Black Prince Road SE1 7SJ). Lunch at the Windmill pub opposite the museum afterwards. Nearest stations: Vauxhall (Rail, Bus, Victoria), Lambeth North (Bakerloo), buses 3, 77, 344, 360, 507, C10. Please contact Cathy for more information and to book. Cost £3 donation to the museum.

September

Monday 9th. Guided tour of the Houses of Parliament. Tour starts at 11.25am in the Westminster Hall – entry through the security gate down the slope off Parliament Square which takes approximately 30 minutes. Cost £5, booking essential. Contact RTS chairman Peter Finch at sailor1057@ aol.com or 07711 419772.