Wed, Jul 19|
Woods Quay - (Embankment/Temple Station)
Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager, Charles III Coronation Pageant – Wednesday, 19th July '23 £40ph
On a first come, first serve basis - Open to RBBC Members only
Time & Location
Jul 19, 2023, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Woods Quay - (Embankment/Temple Station), Woods Quay, London WC2N 6AY
About the event
An Exclusive Event – On a First Come, First Serve Basis - £40ph
Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager Coronation Pageant – Wednesday, 19th July 2023
Livery Cutter participation
RBBC have been invited to take part in an exclusive event the Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager Coronation Pageant taking place during the morning of 19 July 2023. The Pageant will use Livery cutters (stable, fixed seat craft with four/six oars, one passenger and a cox).
Cutters participate in annual ceremonial events and races on the river. One of the most spectacular occasions last year was the ‘Reflections Flotilla’ which marked the death of Queen Elizabeth II and the accession to the throne of the King. Livery Company Masters take part by travelling as passengers under canopies that replicate the barges of old. (See Reflections Flotilla’ https://thamesfestivaltrust.org/read-watch-listen/reflections/ )
The very first race in 1715 was timed by Thomas Doggett to commemorate the accession to the throne of George I. In 2023, some twelve coronations later, it remains the oldest rowing race in the world.
The Watermen’s Company and the Thames Traditional Rowing Association would like to add their hallmark to this special Royal year with a waterborne parade of Livery cutters who will row part of the race course, and the Innholders have been asked to join in.
Flotilla Agenda: 19th July (Wednesday)
10am Cutter crew will assemble at Woods Quay (nearest tube Temple/Embankment or walk over Waterloo Bridge) for final briefing
11am Cutters will begin to leave the pier and take up their pageant station
11:15 Pageant will begin their row from Waterloo Bridge to Chelsea Bridge
12:30 Cutters will disembark at either Battersea Pier or Westminster Boating base (TBC) Refreshments and snacks will be provided.
Further information to follow. If you would like to take part, please purchase a ticket on the app. No ballot, the first 6 rowers and cox will who purchase a ticket will partake.
The cost will be £40 / person including drink and buffet!
6 rowers and one passenger and a Cox
Boats will be towed to the start so you need to arrange your own transfer to/from the start and finish.
Please ONLY contact Rezz via email, if you may have any queries;