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The Tudor Pull

The Tudor Pull is an annual ceremonial event for Thames Watermen's Cutters which is organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association.

The cutters escort the Thames Royal Shallop 'Jubilant' rowed by members of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London to deliver a 'Stela' to the Governor of the Tower for safekeeping.

Following the ‘Stela’ ceremony at Hampton Court the flotilla rows to Richmond for a brief respite, crew change and to be joined by other boats.

The ceremonial retinue then continues downstream to the pool of London finishing at Tower Pier. The ‘Stela’ is then processed to H.M. Tower of London and presented to the Governor during another short ceremony.

Watch from the banks and bridges of the Thames and see the craft row into London in their finest regalia.

Thames Traditional Rowing Association