Past Master Emeritus Lionel Barrow

Passed away 16th February 2019 aged 85 years. Lionel was born in West Ham in 1933 and became a Craft Owning Freeman on 15th April 1970. Lionel joined the Court in July 1994 and was Master in 2000/2001. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, 11th April at All Hallows by the Tower starting … read more

Local Knowledge River Trip -29th March

Colliers Launches have very kindly offered to host the trip  that will start from Wesminister Pier at 10.00am This will take in all of the tidal upper reaches and conclude at Richmond landing stage. You will be required to complete a worksheet on board, completion of which will result in an attendance certificate. This event … read more

Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner

The inaugural Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner was held on Friday 22nd February. The dinner was open to all Freemen and their spouse, partner or friend at the invitation of the Master and Wardens. This not only gave Freemen the opportunity to dine in their Hall but an also a chance to show their guests some of … read more

Annual Dinner

The Company’s Annual Dinner was held at Fishmonger’s Hall on the 19th February. The Master, Dr Iain Reid had asked Sir Peter Bazalgette, the great, great, grandson of the famous Victorian engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalette as his guest and principle speaker. The event was a sell out with many Freemen bring their ladies to the … read more

The PQ Luncheon

After a welcome by the Master, Craft Owing Freeman Sinead Hayes showed examples of the rowing tabards which have been ordered for Watermen’s crews competing in City competitions. The tabards had been voted for at last year’s lunch. Craft Owning Freeman Robert Moore then explained that, as the last two lunches had held over the … read more

Doggett’s Emblem and Rowing Awards

On Tuesday 29th of January the first Doggett’s Emblem and Rowing Awards Dinner was held at Watermen’s Hall.  At this very well attended event  the presentations were made by The Master, Dr Iain Reid and the Prime Warden of the FIshmongers’ Company, Mr David Robinson.  Mr Robinson presented the Doggett’s medal to the runner up … read more

The World’s Oldest Boat Race

The Thames Festival Trust is delighted to announce that their project web page for the The World’s Oldest Boat Race is now live. You can delve into the heritage of The Race for the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, rowed every year since 1715 On the site you will find an original documentary film following … read more

Court of Bindings

At the Court of Bindings held on the 14 January 2019  we welcomed 16 new apprentices and trainees on to the river. They included: Thomas Allen, Sam Barrow, Anthony Cook, Michael Creasey, Stuart Freeman, Daniel Gilbert, Tyron Hillhouse, Andrew Keywood, Skyla Merriman-Thomas, James Miles, Christopher Murr, Sam Neicho, Christopher Rogers, Paul Sawkins, Oliver Scott and Nicholas Tudor. … read more

The Annual Thames Draw-Off

Every year the half-tide lock at Richmond is kept in the raised position for several weeks, meaning that the stretch of river upstream as far as Teddington empties completely at low tide in the annual Thames Draw-Off. The procedure allows essential river works to be carried out, such as dredging and excavating, which would otherwise … read more

Visiting Watermen’s Hall

We are now taking reservations for guided tours of Watermen’s Hall for March and April 2019. Each 1.5 hour tour includes expert guidance on the history, artifacts and memorabilia of the Company and its Georgian Hall, and is followed by light refreshments. Tours normally take place on a Monday and and are for parties of … read more

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