Out and about on the Thames



General enquiries: Colin Reynolds, 01865 779241,

Events: Abi Reynolds, 01865 779241,


Saturday 18th. Branch AGM at Sandford Village Hall 10.30am coffee for 11am start (please note change of date).

Tuesday 21st. Monthly lunch 1pm at Kings Arms, Sandford.



Thursday 27th. Monthly lunch 1pm at The Perch, Binsey.



Tuesday 23rd. Monthly lunch 1pm at The Waterfront, Benson



Saturday 10th. BBQ at Rose Island, from 4pm. Details to follow.

Tuesday 27th. Monthly lunch 1pm at The Barley Mow, Clifton Hampden.



General enquiries: Emma Abbott, 07877 191614,

Events: Colin Howard, 01895 230027,



Saturday 8th. Walk in the Reading area. More information from Linda Humphreys-Evans on 0118 9546192/


Wednesday 10th. Visit to Stonor House at 10.30am. Details from Colin Howard.


Friday 7th. Henley Festival Party aboard The Waterman. Put the date in your diary. More details to follow from Colin Howard.



General enquires & events: Paula Day, 020 8979 4397,


Sunday 5th. Lunch at The Kingfisher, Chertsey KT16 8LF. Meet at 12 noon.

Thursday 30th. AGM and refreshments, St James Parish Hall, Weybridge, KT13 8DE. 7.30pm.


Sunday 2nd. Lunch at The Old Crown, Thames Street, Weybridge, KT13 8LP. Meet at 12 noon.


Friday 5th. Annual Dinner, Thames Lodge, Staines, TW18 4SD. Three-course meal and coffee, £25. Bookings and payment by 1st April. Contact Paula for further details.


Sunday 4th. Lunch at Thames Court, Towpath, Shepperton, TW17 9LJ. Meet at 12 noon.



General enquiries: Hilary Pereira, 0208 892 5086,

Events: John Maguire, 0208 840 7512,


Sunday 2nd. Oxford & Cambridge Boat Races. From 3pm. Join us at Chiswick Pier for one of the best views. Food and drink available at the pier all afternoon. The women’s race is due to start at 4:35pm with the men’s race starting at 5:35pm. Chiswick Pier, Corney  Reach Way, London W4 2UG


Wednesday 10th. Walk led by Paul Velluet along both the Surrey and Middlesex banks upstream and downstream of Twickenham Bridge, to include a visit to the 100-year old motor yacht Lilian moored off Ducks Walk at the kind invitation of its resident owners and RTS members Hilary and Scott Pereira. Event organised by the Richmond Society. Cost £2. Meet 7.30pm at Richmond Railway Station.

Wednesday 17th. From 7.30pm. A talk by Sav Kyriacou on his work documenting London life past and present in a series of oral history films. These include a history of the Thames Lightermen and film about Thames houseboat communities. The talk will also include an update on one of Digital:Works' current projects – A History of Eel Pie Island. See more at: The Twickenham Club, 7 Church Street, Twickenham, Middlesex TW1 3NJ, tel: 020 8892 2193,



General enquiries: Sheila Suckling, 0208 641 3315,

Events: Jacqui Tamsitt, 07900 197328,


April Tuesday 4th. Visit to Sands Film Studios, 82 St Marychurch Street, SE16 4HZ. Nearest tube station Rotherhithe. Meet at the Studios at 10.45am latest for tour from 11am-1pm, followed by lunch. £12 per person. Please book with Margaret Webster on 020 7736 0149. Numbers limited.

May Thursday 18th. Historic walk – Southwark – Prisoners & Playwrights. Circular, easy 3-mile stroll. Meet at 11am for coffee at a pub near Borough/London Bridge tube stations, with a pub lunch around 12.15pm. £2 per person invited towards group charitable funds. (Anyone wishing to join the group for lunch only is very welcome). Numbers limited so booking essential. Email Cathy by 1st May on

June Monday 19th. Tour of HQS Wellington, WWII convoy escort ship, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, WC2R 2PN. Nearest tube station Temple or Clipper to Embankment or Blackfriars piers. £7.50 each. Meet at 10.45am for tour at 11am, followed by a pub lunch. Please book with Jacqui. Numbers limited.


Every one of these events is open to all RTS members