Peter Bell

Very occasionally the Club loses a member of iconic status, either because of his length of service and the contribution he made, or through his many years of membership, or a combination of the two. Peter Bell, who died in his 98th year in Winchester on 20th May 2016, was one such member…

Cedric Sheppard

Cedric Sheppard who died on 10 November 2017 in a Nursing Home in London is likely to have steered more Club members around Venice’s lagoon than anyone else. His first participation in the 20-mile Vogalonga dates from the late 1960s and his last effort at surviving the usual myriad of turbulent craft goes back to ten years ago. He mostly steered clinker fours but once or twice an eight…

Ian Butler

Ian joined the Club in April 1973 and over the next 40 years was an enthusiastic participant in the Irregulars. His linguistic skills being very useful in our trips abroad to the Rhineland Rowing Club in the Hague, Paris for the Traversee de Paris, Venice for the Vogalonga and on the memorable trip to Madrid at the invitation of the Ambassador Sir Stephen and his wife Abby…

Andrew Paterson

Andrew Paterson, who passed away on 18 April 2015, loved the river and rowing, loved Putney and contributed hugely to the life of the Club especially in the early 1970s, when he organised  a vast army of Irregulars. In his later years he was a familiar sight on the Embankment, a very regular visitor to the clubhouse, and became involved in the world of watermen…

Dennis Mount

Dennis, who passed away on 30 May 2016 at the age of 87, was someone who touched the lives of numerous London members after he joined in 1979.  He will be remembered with affection at the Club as a steely veteran oarsman and determined coach after an earlier successful sculling and rowing career elsewhere on the Tideway, but also as someone of great charm…