Swan Upping In Pictures
July 2000, 2001 and 2004
UPDATED - August 10th 2004 to include pictures by Joy Girvin from Datchet in 2004.
Please allow a few moments for the photographs to arrive. Certain photos also appear in the articles below. We are hoping to add additional photos as they come available.
The swan uppers turn to face the castle to toast the Monarch with the words
"Her Majesty The Queen, Seigneur of the Swans."
two support or towing boats in the foreground.
The following photographs were sent in by Elaine and Morton Davis. We are particularly grateful to them for making available these excellent pictures from Culham Lock at the end of the Swan Upping event in July 2000.
The Dyers colours are navy blue and Vintners are white.
the three support or towing boats for the Swan Upping from the Thames Vintage Boat Club.
We are grateful to Peter Skerritt of the Thames Vintage Boat Club and owner of Flying Swan who has written to tell us that the flag is flown at the bow to help identify the three nominated boats to Lock Keepers as they make their way up river.
Swan Upping Datchet 2004
Our thanks to Joy Girvin for the following photographs taken at Datchet during the 2004 Swan Upping.
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