Apprentices Barge Driving Event – Saturday, 11th May 2019

This event is to allow apprentices and trainees to try barge driving with a Freeman Lightermen aboard to steer. There will be a passenger boat for the apprentices and trainees family to watch the row with space for Freemen on a first come first served basis. Contact Honorary Court Assistant John Potter 01732 350381 or … read more


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:


Ladies’ Floral Luncheon

There are still a few places available for this popular event on 1 April, where the ticket price of £75.00 per head includes a sparkling reception and a three-course luncheon. As usual we will be holding one of our famous raffles! All tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only be confirmed on … read more


Tudor Pull – 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 for refreshments and reaches … 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


Inter-Livery Shoot 2019

Court Assistant Ted Gradosielski will once again organise our Company team for the Inter Livery Shoot to be held on Wednesday 15th May 2019. The cost is £199 per person for a 100-clay shoot and lunch.  Further information on the website www.interliveryshoot.com.  Applications to join the Watermen’s team by email to: ted.grad@thechapelbarn.com      


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 April St George’s Day Luncheon Thursday 25th APRIL 2019 October 13 Freemen’s Benefactors’ Luncheon December 17/18/19  Freemen’s Christmas Luncheons  


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