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Service Celebrating the Life of Freeman Major Edwin (Ted) Hunt

Service Celebrating the Life of Freeman Major Edwin (Ted) Hunt taking place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 Arrival 11.00am – Service 11.15am St Mary at Hill Church, London EC3R 8EE, followed by a reception at Watermen’s Hall, 16-18 St Mary at Hill EC3R 8EF The service, led by Company Chaplin Rev. Katherine Hedderly, will be a

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Freemen’s Lunch at Watermen’s Hall

Dear Freemen, The next Freemen’s Lunch will be held at Watermen’s Hall on Friday 21st October 2022. Our Master Alderman Sir David Wootton hopes that you will be able to attend. Lunch is 12.30pm for dining at 1.00pm. The price per Freeman and/or guest is £85 per person.  If you would like to attend, please

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STCW Elementary First Aid Course – Jan 2023

This one-day elementary STCW First Aid Course on Tuesday 24th January 2023 forms part of the mandatory basic safety training for all seafarers. • Applying immediate first aid in the event of an accident/injury on board ship • Actions on discovering a casualty • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation • Recovery position • Examination of a casualty •

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Freemen’s Lunch celebrating our Benefactor’s

The Freemen’s Lunch celebrating our Benefactors will be held at Watermen’s Hall on Thursday 22nd September. Our Master Alderman Sir David Wootton hopes that you will be able to attend. The Luncheon is dedicated to remembering those Freemen who have donated money or possessions to the Company which has given us the Watermen’s Hall as

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Apprentices’ Sculling Weekend

APPRENTICES’ SCULLING WEEKEND, HENLEY-ON-THAMES 16th – 18th September 2022                                             All our apprentices are invited to attend this year’s Sculling Weekend in Henley. Whether or not you’ve rowed before this wonderful opportunity will allow

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Henley Sculling Weekend 2022

16-18 September 2022 Henley-on-Thames The Master, Sir David Wootton, together with our Rowing Officer, Simon McCarthy, and the Chairmen of our Rowing & River Events and Apprenticeship & Training Committees, hope that you will be able to support our apprentices attending this year’s camp. Previous sculling weekends have been a great success and again this

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Access to Watermen’s Hall

Watermens’ Hall is a beautiful Georgian building, but due it its age we have some accessibility restrictions within the building. Currently our lift is out of service, and we are unable to provide step free access to the Hall and our dining rooms. We are really sorry for the impact this will have on visitors,

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Afternoon Tea at Watermens Hall

In our ongoing efforts to raise significant funds for the Hall, and especially the cost of the lift replacement, we have been looking at ways to promote the Hall commercially. As some of you may know, we held a ‘test’ afternoon tea earlier this year. With that under our belt (and some lessons learned) we

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Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager 2022

Due to the extreme heat and the subsequent health warnings for next week, Tuesday’s race will NOT be going ahead. A new date will be identified later in the year, possibly in September. Bookings are now open for all Freemen of the Company and their guests to attend this year’s Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager.

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Disco Boat Party – Thursday 23rd June Postponed

Due to the proposed train strikes this event  has been postponed but will be rearranged.  So watch this space. The Company Fundraiser invites you to join him aboard the Pride of London for an evening of dinner and dancing. Departing from Festival Pier at 1800, there will be a prosecco reception, dinner,  a cash bar

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