The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

INDENTURE PRESENTATION – 21 September 2021

The  three apprentices bound by Zoom during the pandemic in May 2020 were presented with their indentures in a special presentation at Watermen’s Hall. May we wish you all the very best of luck in your careers on the River Thames. Photo: Apprentices front row with their Masters back row from left. Joseph McFadyen (Master

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UP RIVER TRIP – Monday 18 October 2021 – Westminster Pier

Apprentices are invited to attend a Local Knowledge River trip. Maynard Launches Cockney Sparrow have very kindly offered to host the river trip that will take in all of the tidal upper reaches to Richmond and return to Westminster Pier. THIS IS A FREE TRIP. This event is also open to all Watermen and Lightermen

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REMEMBERING ALEX…

The Company, together with TfL, will be holding a church service to give thanks for the contribution Alex Hickman made to our river community, our Company and our apprentices. The service will be held at All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street, EC3R 5BJ on 27 September 2021, please arrive from 10.30am, the service will

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Open for Business

We are delighted to announce that we are once again open for business and looking forward to welcoming you back to our very special Georgian Hall for your events. For all hiring enquiries please click here or  contact Mark Grove at The Cook and The Butler, either by phone 020 7620 1818 or email.

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Team Watermen

We would like to welcome some new members to our team at Watermen’s Hall! New Zealand-born Lose Moala joins us as our new Events Manager, and brings with her two years’ experience working in international events, while Tony Mason also joins us as our new Training Manager, with twenty years’ experience working in the maritime training

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Watching Doggett’s 2021

With just six days to go to the Doggett’s Wager 2021, we have four competitors confirmed. Three return, having raced the 2020 wager only a month ago: Max Carter-Miller, George Gilbert and Coran Cherry. This time, they are joined by Lucas Brittan, who races for his first time. The race will start at 11:45am on

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Dispatches

Freeman Colin George Smith from Gravesend he passed away on the 6th August. He started afloat on the Gravesend Tugs and then went to work for Bowker & King in the oil tankers and finish up working for B P on the river tankers. Colin took part in the annual barge races. He was in

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Alex Hickman Memorial Barge Race

A great day Saturday, with the Company’s apprentices taking part in the Apprentice Barge Race in memory of  Craft Owning Freeman Alex Hickman, our former Training Officer, who sadly passed away last year. The results were: 1st Apprentice Lighterman time 2hrs 04 2nd Alex Hickman time 2hrs 07 2nd Balfour time 2hrs 07 Well done

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Watermen’s Hall

The Hall is closed until 1st September except for Internal Company events and the River Thames Lunch Club. Our Company Calendar will be updated over the summer. For urgent enquiries please leave a message on 0207 283 2373 or email our Clerk clerk@watermenshall.org For apprentices, support for your training continues without interruption. For any questions

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FIRST CONTINUED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (CPD) PROGRAMME LAUNCH

Today, 20th juky,  the Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames, Port of London Authority and Thames Skills Academy launched the new Continued Professional Development Scheme (CPD) for the River Thames at Watermen’s Hall. More information ca be found on the dedicated Thames CPD website http://thamescpd.co.uk/

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