Company Calendar

The Company runs a comprehensive programme of events throughout the year, many of which are open to all Freemen, while others are attended by the Master, in his official capacity, and by the Court. The full key to all events is as follows:                


Knollys Rose Ceremony & Luncheon

Monday, 17th June 2019 The Knollys Rose today The Ceremony takes place at the Mansion House, where the chief Escort to the Rose – the Master of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen or another leading Citizen of London or distinguished person – presents a red Rose to the Lord Mayor. The Rose is picked … read more


Tudor Pull 2019

Saturday, 29th June 2019 Starting with a delightful ceremony at 0900hrs at Hampton Court, the Stele (a piece of old London Water Pipe representing Crown Jewels) is handed to Her Majesty’s Bargemaster to take aboard the “Gloriana” for the voyage down to the Tower of London. The procession passes Richmond at 1000hrs with a stop … read more


Court of Bindings

Court of Bindings – Monday, 10th June 2019 Any Freeman interested in apprenticing a young person training to become a Waterman and Lighterman should contact Kelly Lesurf, Training Administrator, at Watermen’s Hall.


Beating the Bounds

 (All Hallows Church, Ascension Day) Thursday, 30th May 2019 This is the traditional medieval marking of the parish bounds to show the children of the parish the limits of where they could go by beating each boundary mark with wands and praying for crops. For All Hallows one boundary mark is the centre of the … read more


TTRA Events 2019

The Thames Traditional Rowing Association, which supports and promotes the sport of traditional, fixed-seat, rowing and sculling on the river, is pleased to announce the following events for 2019: Sunday 7 April – Oxbridge Watermen’s Challenge Thursday 13 June – Admiral of the Port Challenge Saturday 29 June – The Tudor Pull Monday 29 July – … read more


Freemen’s Events 2019

Please click on the link, where available, to download the flier for each October 13 Freemen’s Benefactors’ Luncheon December 17/18/19  Freemen’s Christmas Luncheons  


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