Doggett’s Emblem Evening

DOGGETT’S EMBLEM & ROWING AWARDS at Watermen’s Hall, Monday 29 January 2018 – 18:30 to 21:00 All Freemen, Apprentices & Trainees, and their guests are invited to attend this evening of celebration of the achievements of the Company’s rowers over the past year. After the presentations, a buffet supper will be served, so it is … read more

Inter Livery Clay Shoot 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018 at Holland and Holland shooting ground in Northwood, Middleesex, The cost is £180.00 per head. For more details please click on the link below of email Court Assistant Ted Gradosielski on INTER LIVERY CLAY SHOOT 2018

Service of Thanksgiving for George Saunders

The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames invite everyone to a Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of George Leonard Saunders at All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street, London EC3R 5BJ on THURSDAY, 25TH JANUARY 2018 AT 1530. The Service will be conducted by the Company’s Honorary Chaplain, Revd. Bertrand Olivier. … read more

Annual Dinner

The Company’ s Annual Dinner will be held on Tuesday 20th February 2018 at Fishmongers’ Hall. For full details and booking form please click on the link below 2. Invitation to Annual Dinner – Letter to All Freemen Tuesday 20th February 2018

January Court Meeting

At the Court Meeting held on 10th January 2018 the following were admitted to the Company as Craft Owning Freemen – Mr Ronald Hill and Mr Barry Jackson. The Rev’d Bertrand Olivier – Company Chaplain was admitted as a Honorary Craft Owning Freeman. Mr Jack Keech, winner of the 2017 Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, … read more

Poors Compassionate Allowance

The Trustees of the Watermen’s Company Poors Fund were delighted  this year to be able to increase the amount given at Christmas to those on the Compassionate List. This is  thanks to the generosity of all those Freemen who pay quarterage. We know how much this means to those who received the annual allowance from … read more

Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon

The Ladies’ Christmas Luncheon was held on Monday 11th December. Some 80 ladies brave the bad weather to enjoy a splendid luncheon, music from Sweet Harmony and a raffle and an auction. Before lunch was a ‘pre-loved’ sale of hats, scarves, bags and other jewellery, all donated by the ladies which was great fun. All … read more

Social Media

The Company now has a Facebook Page, The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, where we will post news and events.  The Watermen’s Company group will continue on Facebook, connecting those who have joined the group.  We are also on Twitter as @watermenscompan  and Linkedin as Watermen’s Company.  Details of news and … read more

Noggin and Natter

Noggin and Natter It is the Master’s aim for his year to devise ways of involving younger Freemen in the Company’s activities.  To start he invited ten young Freemen to come to Watermen’s Hall on 22nd November for a “Noggin and Natter”.  The purpose was to discover why younger Freemen were not involved as much … read more


It has been announced that the Rev’d Bertrand Olivier, Vicar of All Hallows by the Tower since 2005, is to be the next Rector of Christ Church Cathedral and the Dean of Montreal (Québec, Canada).  He is to take up his position there in February 2018. The Rev’d Bertrand Olivier said ‘It is a huge … read more

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