It is very rare that you get the opportunity to wander around the Tower of London without bumping into a million tourists, to have a personal guided tour, to drink at the guard’s pub within the tower and then to top it all to watch the ceremony of the keys. Curlew really “lucked out” this year, due to a club connection, Curlew RC had our summer party and award ceremony at the Tower of London. Yes, you heard that right, the Tower of London. 

The summer party has always been a great end of season party, a chance to congratulate the squads for their hard work over the season. Also, it is an opportunity to thank the hard work and dedication of those volunteers who give up their time to help us row. We usually have our party at the clubhouse, but this year we were incredibly lucky and were given the opportunity to have after hours use of the Tower of London, with a tour of the Tower by a yeoman warden, before settling down in the tower pub, before watching the ceremony of the keys. The Club owes a lot of thanks to Darren Williams whose connections facilitated the whole evening. We have to thank our yeoman warden who gave us a fantastic tour around the tower, sadly they locked the door to the crown jewels…probably for the best, we are from East London after all. The Tower was a magical venue for all our winner of awards. So thank you all who made this magical evening possible. How do we top that next year? stay tuned… fffffffffffffff

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