A new updated edition of the Collection of Uniforms, Coats and Badges has now been printed. This pictures some of the Company’s Collection of Uniforms. Coats and Badges over the years. This original print run sold out and copies of the new edition are now available from Watermen’s Hall. The cost is £10.00 plus postage … read more
This year’s Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager took place on 4th September 2018. This competitors were Alfie Anderson, 23 (Poplar, Blackwall and District RC) and George McCarthy, 24 (Globe RC). Following the Draw, which had taken place at Watermen’s Hall on 12 July, Anderson rowed in orange from Station 4, while McCarthy wore green on … read more
The Company’s Rowing Officer, Immediate Past Master and Doggett’s winner Simon McCarthy is delighted to announce the launch of the Doggett’s Blazer, available to any competitor who has completed the course. Designed by Rowing Blazers of New York, each blazer will be bespoke at a cost of £250 plus £32.50 for the hand made pocket … read more
The new Watermen’s Company Christmas Cards for 2018 are now available from the Hall. Freemen are reminded to place their order early, as we sold out of our stock very early last year. The picture chosen this year is: The Lower Pool 1909 by Charles Edward Dixon Click here to open a form to place your … read more
Dr Iain Reid was installed as the 192nd Master of The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames on July 11th at 11.00 am. After the closure of the Installation Court the Master and the Court, processed to All Hallows by the Tower led by the Company Bargemaster, Doggett’s Winners and the Beadle … read more
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 and became law on 25th May 2018. The GDPR updates data protection to reflect the digital age. This also brings in new rights for ‘data subjects’ and new obligations for any organisation acting as processors or controllers. The Company of Watermen and … read more
The Thames Barge Driving Race was held on the 30th June. It was a very exciting race, with one of the closest finishes for some time. On the River were many following boats and from crowds of excited spectators cheering from the bridges en route. This was the second year for the Company Barge – Apprentice … read more
The race which had been scheduled to take place on the 21st of October 2017 and had to be postponed due to the extreme weather conditions took place on 29th of April The results were 1 Apprentice Lighterman in a time of 1.41.50 2 Shell Barge – time 1.43.17 3 Balfour – time 1.45.36 4 … read more
The Master and the President of the Almshouses, along with members of the Court, visited the Company’s Almshouses at Hastings on the 18th May. After walking round the grounds, which were looking extremely good thanks to the hard work of the Warden and his team of gardeners, a very splendid luncheon with some of the … read more
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