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The Royal Swan Upping has been taking place all week, departing from Sunbury and finishing on Friday at Abingdon Bridge. Thirty children from Year 4 have been lucky enough to meet the Swan Uppers on their journey up the river. With one of them being my daughter I am so pleased to get to take her and a couple of her friends (car sharing, the car parking will be horrendous) They'll get to view the cygnets, ask questions about swans, the boats and the tradition.

Swan Upping plays an important role in conserving the mute swan and involves the Queen's Swan Warden collecting data, assessing the health of the young cygnets and examining them, an opportunity to help both adults and cygnets that might otherwise go untreated,

The Royal Swan Uppers, who wear the scarlet uniform of Her Majesty the Queen, travel in traditional rowing skiffs together with Swan Uppers from the Vintners' and Dyers' livery companies.

Channelling my scarlet and a homage to Dolce, wearing Studio Preen @ debenhams with animal print.

SWAN UPPING 2017: Observation points and times are as follows (all times given are approximate):

Monday 17th July 2017

Sunbury Lock Cut 09.00 - Departure point

Shepperton Lock 10.45

Penton Hook Lock 12.30

Romney Lock 17.30

Tuesday 18th July 2017

Eton Bridge 08.45 - Departure point

Boveney Lock 09.45

Boulters Lock 13.00

Cookham Bridge 14.00

Marlow Lock 17.30

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Marlow Bridge 09.00 - Departure point

Hurley Lock 10.30

Hambleden Lock 12.00

Henley Town 13.30

Marsh Lock 15.30

Shiplake Lock 17.00

Sonning Bridge 18.00

Thursday 20th July 2017

Sonning-on-Thames 09.00 - Departure point

Caversham Lock 10.15

Mapledurham Lock 12.15

Goring Lock 17.00

Moulsford 18.00

Friday 21st July 2017

Moulsford 09.00 - Departure point

Benson Lock 10.15

Clifton Hampden Bridge 13.00

Culham Lock 16.15

Abingdon Bridge 17.00

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