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Burns Night Supper 2023

We would like to invite you to our Burns Night Supper at Watermen’s Hall on Tuesday 24th January. Reception from 18:30 for Neeps & Tatties at 19:00. The cost of the event is £95.00 per ticket inc. of VAT To attend please book here

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Watermen’s Company 2022 Christmas Cards

We have now in stock our 2022 Company Christmas cards for sale. This year’s design is the beautiful Palour’s stained glass window at Watermen’s Hall. All profits from the sale of the Company’s cards will be donated to the Royal Benevolent and Educational Fund for Watermen and Lightermen. 20 Cards @£18 per pack.  Post and

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Annual Draw Off Walk

 Friday 11 November 2022 All apprentices and Freemen are invited to attend this year’s Draw Off Walk, free of charge. We shall meet at 1100 hrs at the Anglers Pub at Teddington Lock, before leaving at about 1130 hrs to walk down river to Richmond Lock (South Bank). Please make your own travel arrangements, but

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A treat at the Hall – Afternoon Tea

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. Afternoon tea is taking place on Thursday 24th November. We do hope you can join us for some delicious treats. We have a specific website

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Annual Carol Service 2022

We would like to invite you to our Christmas Carol Service followed by a buffet at Watermen’s Hall on Tuesday 13 December.   As you may know the Carol Service is a joint service together with the Worshipful Company of Bakers and the Worshipful Company of Woolmen. This year they will also join us for the

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Join the festive fun at Watermen’s Hall

There are three opportunities to join in with the festive fun at Watermen’s Hall this December. Alongside a wonderful lunch, and the live music, is also our raffle – with lots more wonderful prizes – to help raise funds for our historic building, and to support the work of our Company. Join us on either:

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Freemen & Partners’ Dinner at Watermen’s Hall

Dear Freemen, We would like to invite you and your partners to the Freemen & Partners’ Dinner held at Watermen’s Hall on Friday 25th November 2022. Our Master, Alderman Sir David Wootton, hopes that you will be able to attend. Reception from 18:30 for dinner at 19:00. The price per Freeman and/or guest is £95

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Company Diary

Company Calendar Oct 2022

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Freemen’s Lunch – 18th November 2022

Dear Freemen, The next Freemen’s Lunch will be held at Watermen’s Hall on Friday 18th November 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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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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