Company Calendar

The Company runs a comprehensive programme of events throughout the year, many of which are open to all Freemen, while others are attended by the Master, in his official capacity, and by the Court. The full key to all events is as follows:


Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner

The Master and Wardens, and the Immediate Past Master, invite you to join them at our forthcoming Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner being held at the Hall on Friday 22 February 2019. The Dinner is open to all Freemen and their Spouses, Partners or Friends. Dinner is 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm, with the cost of the Dinner … read more


Ladies’ Floral Luncheon

There are still a few places available for this popular event on 1 April, where the ticket price of £75.00 per head includes a sparkling reception and a three-course luncheon. As usual we will be holding one of our famous raffles! All tickets are on a first-come, first-served basis, and will only be confirmed on … read more


Doggett’s Emblem and Rowing Awards

On Tuesday 29th of January the first Doggett’s Emblem and Rowing Awards Dinner was held at Watermen’s Hall.  At this very well attended event  the presentations were made by The Master, Dr Iain Reid and the Prime Warden of the FIshmongers’ Company, Mr David Robinson.  Mr Robinson presented the Doggett’s medal to the runner up … read more


The World’s Oldest Boat Race

The Thames Festival Trust is delighted to announce that their project web page for the The World’s Oldest Boat Race is now live. You can delve into the heritage of The Race for the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, rowed every year since 1715 On the site you will find an original documentary film following … read more


Court of Bindings

At the Court of Bindings held on the 14 January 2019  we welcomed 16 new apprentices and trainees on to the river. They included: Thomas Allen, Sam Barrow, Anthony Cook, Michael Creasey, Stuart Freeman, Daniel Gilbert, Tyron Hillhouse, Andrew Keywood, Skyla Merriman-Thomas, James Miles, Christopher Murr, Sam Neicho, Christopher Rogers, Paul Sawkins, Oliver Scott and Nicholas Tudor. … read more


The Annual Thames Draw-Off

Every year the half-tide lock at Richmond is kept in the raised position for several weeks, meaning that the stretch of river upstream as far as Teddington empties completely at low tide in the annual Thames Draw-Off. The procedure allows essential river works to be carried out, such as dredging and excavating, which would otherwise … read more


Inter-Livery Shoot 2019

Court Assistant Ted Gradosielski will once again organise our Company team for the Inter Livery Shoot to be held on Wednesday 15th May 2019. The cost is £199 per person for a 100-clay shoot and lunch.  Further information on the website www.interliveryshoot.com.  Applications to join the Watermen’s team by email to: ted.grad@thechapelbarn.com      


Knollys Rose

The Knollys Rose Ceremony is held in June each year. On that day one red rose will be plucked from the garden in Seething Lane and taken to the Mansion House on the altar cushion of All Hallows by the Tower, where it will be presented to the Lord Mayor. Please note that, due to … 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


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