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.


4th October Court Meeting

At the October Court meeting the following new Craft Owning Freemen were admitted -Jonathan Averns, Derek Whyatt, Christopher Gooderidge, Susan Perry-Whitehead, Anthony Bull and Philip Otto. Craft Owning Freeman Derek Mann was appointed as a full Court Assistant. Craft Owning Freeman Darren Knight was appointed as an Honorary Court Assistant. Lt Peter Reed OBE was admitted … read more


BML Chartwork Examination

BML Chartwork Examination at Watermen’s Hall – 30 August 2017 A hundred percent pass rate for our apprentices and trainees today. Pictured with the PLA’s Derek Mann, our Training Officer Alex Hickman, the MCA’s Adam Stratford and the Clerk Colin Middlemiss are the successful candidates: James Archer, Lucas Britton, Rive Britton, Charlie Eldridge, George Gilbert, … read more


A Message from the Master

I am delighted to be elected the 191st Master of the Company and look forward to representing you in the coming months. As a fifth generation Waterman, my personal journey began in 1979, when I was apprenticed by my father, Peter.  Starting my apprenticeship at Cherry Garden Pier, I kept up my commitment to rowing … read more


New Craft Owning Freemen

At the July Court meeting the following were admitted as Craft Owning Freemen Mr  Nicholas Marshall, Mr Douglas Ward and Mr Jim Pigden. Also Mr Alex Hickman the Company’s Training Officer.


New Master of the Watermens’ Company

  Mr Simon McCarthy was installed as Master of the Company on 12th July 2017. Simon is a very well known and respected member of Company having served as our Rowing Officer, a role which he will continue to do, for many years. Simon is also a former winner of the Doggett’s Coat and Badge … read more


Apprentice Lighterman

The Company’s new barge – the Apprentice Lighterman – won the Thames Barge Driving Trust Race  held on Saturday 15th July 2017. This was the first outing for the Apprentice Lighterman and was a splendid effort by the crew and a very exciting race for all those who were following the Race.


Court of Admission July 2017

Court of Admissions – Monday, 10th July 2017 At Watermen’s Hall on Monday 10th July eleven new Freemen took their oath to the Company and were formally admitted as Freemen. The ceremony was watched by proud friends and family. Congratulation to Joe Darby, Tom de Wit, Tom Gibbons, Terry Gooch, Paul Hastings, Joy Elizabeth McGlinchey, Jamie … read more


Heraldry of the Livery Companies of the City of London since 1954

  Past Master Richard Goddard held a signing of copies of his latest book at Watermen’s Hall on July 7th. Copies of the book are available from Watermen’s Hall at a cost of £35.00 per copy. For further information please contact the Assistant Clerk on carol@watermenshall.org


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