Court of Bindings June 2017

The Court of Bindings took place at Watermen’s Hall on- Friday, 23rd June 2017. Twelve  new apprentices and trainees were bound to the Company – the start of a great career on the Thames. We wish them all the very best of  luck.

Alex Hickman

The Training Officer, Mr Alex  Hickman, received his Freedom of the City of London last Friday. Alex will be attending the July Court meeting to become a Craft Owning Freeman  of the Company.

303rd Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager

The race will take place on the 25th July @ 11:30. Taking part this year are JACK KEECH GEORGE McCARTHY ALFIE ANDERSON BEN FOLKARD Good luck to them all The Company boat will be the PV    Mercia to follow the Race. A Buffet Luncheon including wine will be served on board. There will be … read more

Watermen’s Company Barge

  The Master, John Salter, watched on 9th July 2016, the Thames Barge Driving Event and had a dream, that the Company should build its own barge to compete in an event where the PLA’s barge Blackwall seemed to win more often than not. Our Master was surprised when, after his Installation, the Court not only agreed with … read more

Dame Di Ellis DBE

Craft Owning Freeman Dame Di Ellis DBE passed away on 18th May 2017 following a short illness.  Dame Di was an instrumental figure and stalwart of British rowing for over 60 years. During her life, she was an inspiration and champion to so many, both within rowing and across the wider British sporting landscape. Since joining … read more

Apprentices Up River Trip 28th March 2017

Apprentices Up River Trip 28th March 2017 33 Apprentices and Trainees and many Freemen attended this familiarisation trip hosted by Colliers Launches.  A special thank you to Danny Collier who gave an extremely informative talk on the features as we went along. A further 25 Apprentices and Trainees also attended the Down River familiarisation trip … read more

Court of Bindings 23rd June 2017

Court of Bindings – 23rd June 2017 If you are interested in binding an apprentice at this Court of Bindings , please contact Susan at the Hall to obtain the necessary information and paperwork required.

Henley Sculling Weekend 2017

The dates for this years Sculling weekend are  23rd and 24th of September. For more information please contact Susan on

Lunch with the Wax Chandlers

Freemen’s Lunch at Wax Chandlers’ Hall on Monday, 12th June 2017 at 1230 for 1300hrs From time to time, Freemen have asked if it is possible to occasional have lunch in another Hall. The Wax Chandlers asked the same question and so a swop has been arranged. The Wax Chandlers is a delightful Hall roughly … read more

Knollys Rose 14th June 2017

Knollys Rose Ceremony and Luncheon – 14th June 2017 The traditional ceremony of cutting of a rose by the Master usually takes place in Seething Lane Gardens. The Gardens are closed at present, undergoing a major overhaul, so the Garden at All Hallows by the Tower will be used as a substitute. The cutting ceremony … read more

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