Collection of Uniforms, Coats & Badges -2nd Edition

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


Thames Historic Barge Driving Race – 30th June 2018

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  crowds of excited spectators cheering from the  bridges en route. This was the second year for the Company Barge – Apprentice Lighterman … read more


Doggett’s Coat & Badge 2018

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


Doggett’s Blazer

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


Company Christmas Card 2018

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


Installation of the 192nd Master

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


Data Protection Changes

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 Apprentice Barge Race 2017

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


Court of Bindings

At  the Court of Bindings held on 22 June 2018 the following Apprentices and Trainees were bound: Reiss Ballard, Noah Barker, Scarlett Barnett-Smith, Ben Brookes, Niall Carroll, Orlando Clarke, Connor Colclough, Thomas Costin, Jowita Dec, Michael Hammond, Andrew Heath, Emily Hickman, Charlie Irwin, Coleman Maassen, Paul Metcalf, Samuel Miles, Jared O’Grady, Charlene Peck, Cameron Prentice, … read more


The Knollys Rose Ceremony

Members of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen, members of the Knollys family and representatives of All Hallows by the Tower Church were present on 20 June 2018 to see the annual cutting of the Rose and then processed to Mansion House, where  the Rose was presented  to the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress. The ceremony … read more


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