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.


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


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.


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.


Examining for the Freedom 18th May

At Watermen’s Hall today the following apprentices were examined and will be coming to the Court of Admissions on 10th July to become Freemen of the Company. Joy Elizabeth McGlinchey Matt Priest Tom Gibbons George Surry Tom de Wit


Examination success

Well done to Paul Hastings, Luke Terry, Alfie  Anderson and Jamie Miles who passed their Freedom examinations at Watermen’s Hall on 23rd November 2016. .


UK Boatmasters Licence.

The Company is pleased to announce that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has officially recognised the Company of Watermen and Lightermen in delivery of formal training for the UK Boatmasters Licence. Well done to all involved, especially from the Apprentice and Training and Lighterage Committees. If you are interested in attending any of the courses we … read more


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