At the meeting of the Court of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen held on the 3rd of October 2018– Craft Owning Freemen George Hammond and Ted Manning were appointed as Court Assistants. Freeman Robert Dwan was admitted as a Craft Owning Freeman. At the Court meeting held on 3rd July 2018 the following attended … read more
Sheriffs’ Rowing Challenge – 18th September 2018 The Master welcomes the Watermen’s crew at the finish: Craft Owning Freemen Chris Gooderidge, Derek Whyatt, Sue Perry-Whitehead (passenger), Nick Paul (cox) Tony Bull (leader) & Philip Foster, Past Master Jeremy Randall and Geoff Probert (Phyllis Court Rowing Club).
Great River Race – Saturday, 8th September 2018 The bargemaster, Robert Coleman, assembled a crew to row the “Jim Holt” consisting of: Ben Bartlett, Daniel Bartlett, Daisy Bartlett, Ben Gliniecki, Nathan Evans, JP O’Donnell
Port of London Challenge – 9th July 2018 The bargemaster, Robert Coleman, put together a crew of apprentices: Max Carter Miller, Lucas Ansbro-Bennett, Mathew Brookes, Billy Welsh, Lucas Britton, Robert Coleman, Cox: Sam Miles, Passenger: Max Bennett (Lucas brother, not bound) who all acquitted themselves admirably.
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
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
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 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
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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