Doggett’s Coat & Badge

4 September 2018.

All Craft Owning and Journeyman Freemen are invited to book their  places to watch this year’s Doggett’s Wager on the Company’s following boat, the PV Mercia.

Tickets are £90, which includes a glass of Pimms on arrival and a buffet supper with wine aboard the Mercia.

Boarding will take place at St Katharine’s Pier at 1500 hrs to leave sharply at 1530 hrs for a 1600 hrs start and will return at approximately 1900 hrs.

This year’s competitors are Alfie Anderson, 23 (Poplar, Blackwall and District RC) and George McCarthy, 24 (Globe RC).

Following the Draw, which took place at Watermen’s Hall on 12 July, Anderson will row in orange from Station 4, while McCarthy will wear green on Station 3.

Please complete the booking form and return with your payment by email to Martin Laws, Company Events Manager.

This year’s Doggett’s Wager is part of the Totally Thames Festival and will be listed on the festival website, as well as their press and social media campaign, and e-newsletter.

However the Wager remains independent, organised by our Company jointly with the Fishmongers’ Company.

The Wager will form part of a Riverside Exhibition outside Tate Modern between 18 August and 30 September and will have its own Exhibition in the Guildhall Yard from 7-25 September. Oral histories and photographs are being recorded of previous Doggett’s contestants and a film produced about the Wager’s history.

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF

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