ROYAL BARGE ON THAMES IN 1919
Queen Elizabeth had her first River Pageant as the Sovereign in 1953, and of course the Royal Watermen where present. It is said that the oars the Watermen are holding have not been used since 1919 for the ‘Peace Pageant’.
ROYAL RIVER PAGEANT IN 1953
Good luck to all you 'Oar Tossers' on the 3rd!