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Cygnet Rowing Club
on the Tideway since 1890
CSSC Sports and Leisure

The Centenary Ball 

This black tie event will be held on Saturday 24th September 2022 at the Richmond Hill Hotel

So what are we celebrating? The pandemic has caused us to miss a few significant anniversaries over the last couple of years:

2020 saw 100 years since Cygnet RC purchased No.38 Hamhaugh Island, now our beloved "Bungalow

2021 was the 100th anniversary of our "Mothership", the Civil Service Sports Council, founded in November 1921.

2022 marks an anniversary that we really mustn’t miss – the centenary of the foundation of BBLRC and its forerunner Civil Service Ladies RC, which can trace their roots back to March 1922.

And lastly, from a Cygnet perspective; former captain, erstwhile coxswain, Exec. stalwart and current Cygnet secretary Marjorie Israël is hanging-up her shorthand pad after 25 years at the club and taking herself home to Aruba for a well-earned retirement.

What more excuse do we need for a big, posh, post-pandemic get-together and knees-up? We've had some damn fine parties over the years and this one promises to be no exception, so get your best rig out of mothballs and off to the dry cleaners – you won't regret it!

The Centenary Ball is open to current members and former members of Cygnet and BBLRC or invited guests only – plus their partners

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The Richmond Hill Hotel

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The Ballroom

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The Thames Bar

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Lovely grub

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More lovely grub

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A cheeky tipple

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Richmond Hill Terrace

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Stunning river views

We've won a few pots on that course between us! Click on photo to see more


The small print

• The price is £95 per head which includes a welcome drink and three course meal*, live band and late bar
• While mineral water is available throughout the meal, *alcoholic drinks are not included and should be purchased from the bar before dinner is served – this is so guests can choose their preferred tipple rather than be restricted to red or white wine
• The Centenary Ball is open to current members and former members of Cygnet and BBLRC or invited guests only – plus their partners, of course!
• Entry is by ticket only and payment is required in advance. Physical tickets will not be issued, rather your name will be added to the guest list.
• Dress code is black tie