Training Reminders

TRAINING REMINDERS Interested in being bound The next Court of Bindings is on 22nd June 2018, please call Kelly Lesurf on 0207 283 2373 or email training@watermenshall.org to receive an application form. Already bound Our Training Officer, Craft-Owning Freeman Alex Hickman runs a monthly open training surgery at Watermen’s Hall. The next 2 surgeries are … read more


Craft Owning Freemen

As a Craft Owning Freemen you are already familiar with the benefits of being a member of such a historic Guild as the Watermen’s Company. These include being able to book for the various events the Company and its Charities hold during the year and hiring Watermen’s Hall for your own events at a discounted … read more


Doggett’s Emblem & Rowing Awards

The Doggett’s Emblem and Rowing Awards took place on 29th January 2018 at Watermen’s Hall. As well as the Master of the Watermen’s Company and members of the Court, the Company was most pleased to welcome representing the Fishmonger’s Company the Past Prime Warden Andrew Morgan and the Clerk Cdre Toby Williamson MVO, RN. Jack … read more


Training Administrator

The Company has recruited a Training Administrator  to provide support for Craft Owning Freeman Alex Hickman our Training Officer. Miss Kelly LeSurf has been with the Company since September and is your go to contact for any questions regarding Bindings and Examinations. Kelly will also be looking after bookings for the Doggett’s Emblem Evening and … read more


Court of Bindings

At the Court of Bindings held at Watermen’s Hall on the 26th January 2018 the following  Apprentices and Trainees were bound  – Jack Dixon, Ivan Chutorskich,  Chloe Fisher,  Jason Fisher, William Doherty, Ted Jones, Thomas Creasey, Warren Smith, Harley Williams, Leon Britton, Paul Osborne, Louis de la Hoyde, Alfie Page, Dean Savage, Jack Harper and  … read more


January Court Meeting

At the Court Meeting held on 10th January 2018 the following were admitted to the Company as Craft Owning Freemen – Mr Ronald Hill and Mr Barry Jackson. The Rev’d Bertrand Olivier – Company Chaplain was admitted as a Honorary Craft Owning Freeman. Mr Jack Keech, winner of the 2017 Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, … read more


Social Media

The Company now has a Facebook Page, The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, where we will post news and events.  The Watermen’s Company group will continue on Facebook, connecting those who have joined the group.  We are also on Twitter as @watermenscompan  and Linkedin as Watermen’s Company.  Details of news and … read more


Noggin and Natter

Noggin and Natter It is the Master’s aim for his year to devise ways of involving younger Freemen in the Company’s activities.  To start he invited ten young Freemen to come to Watermen’s Hall on 22nd November for a “Noggin and Natter”.  The purpose was to discover why younger Freemen were not involved as much … read more


Senior Lightermen’s Luncheon

The Master, Mr Simon McCarthy attended the John Henry Christmas Luncheon organised by the Lighterage Committee last Friday at the Union Jack Club.   This was very well attended and gave all those present a chance to catch up with old friends.


Benefactors Service on All Soul’s Day at Rochester Cathedral.

The Master and Clerk with the Senior Warden of the Rochester Bridge Trust, Russell Cooper at their Benefactors Service on All Soul’s Day at Rochester Cathedral.


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