The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Watermen’s Clothing

In conjunction with Ascot Promotions we are very excited about our new range of Watermen’s clothing.  We have fleeces, polo shirt and caps to offer.  All available for Ladies and Gentlemen/ Please click on the link above to see the new range – all come in a selection of sizes and colours. Ideal Christmas presents!!

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The Illuminated River Project

  The Illuminated River Project is currently underway in London and will, on completion, incorporate up to 15 bridges from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge. At 2.5 miles in length, it will be the longest public art commission in the World. London architects; Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands together with American light artist; Leo Villareal were the

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Draw Off Walk 15 November 2019

Over 25 apprentices and  enjoyed a rather damp Draw Off Walk on Friday 15th November. They were kindly given a guided tour of the workings at Teddington Lock and also a tour and talk by Mark Edwards MBE at Richmond Bridge Boathouses about wherries and skiffs and watched traditional boat building in action. Photos courtesy

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Havengore Remembrance Day Service

The Master and Mistress, Tony and Sue Maynard, pictured with the Master Mariner, Capt. Jim Barclay, were attended by the Bargemaster, Robert Coleman, and Doggett’s Winners Jack Keech, Ben Folkard, Patrick Keech and Dan Arnold.

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Lord Mayor’s Parade

Alderman William Russell was installed as the 692nd Lord Mayor of London on Saturday 9th November. Playing their party in the splendid procession was the Doggett’s men under the guidance of the Company Bargemaster Robbie Coleman. Doggett’s Coat & Badge Winners (from left:) Gary Anness, Roger Spencer, Chris Spencer, Jude McGrane, Jack Keech, Patrick Keech,

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Freemen’s Room

The Master formally opened the refurbished Freemen’s Room after the Court Meeting on the 2nd October. The Company asked Court Assistant Annamarie Phelps to lead a small team to refurbish the Freemen’s Room. There is new carpet and curtains, the lighting has been updated and the room has been redecorated. The lighting in the Cabinets

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Henley Apprentice Sculling Weekend

A great weekend in Henley at this year’s sculling training for the Company’s apprentices. Thank you to everyone who came down over the weekend and assisted with coaching. 10 apprentices signed up for the weekend: Artem Bondarenko, Joseph Baker, Charlie Irwin, Max Carter-Miller, Andrew Stones, Coran Cherry, Lucas Ansbro-Bennett, Scarlett Barnett-Smith, Oliver Scott and Leon

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National Service for Seafarers at St Paul’s

9 October 2019 This service was started by Capt. R. Hubbard in 1905 when he suggested in a letter to newspapers that on the centenary of the death of Nelson, it would be a fitting occasion for the inauguration of an annual seamen’s service at St Paul’s Cathedral, London. Some 114 years later, the Annual

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COURT OF BINDINGS – JANUARY 2020

Interested in being bound or binding a new apprentice? The next Court of Bindings is on 13 January 2020, please call Kelly Lesurf on 0207 283 2373 or email training@watermenshall.org to receive an application pack. Forthcoming training surgery dates, which prospective apprentices will need to attend to meet with our Training Officer, Alex Hickman ahead

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Christmas Cards 2019

The new Company Christmas Cards are now available for sale. Complete the Order Form for 2019 Christmas Card  or by collection from the Hall. The cost is £15.00 for a pack of twenty cards plus p and p. All proceeds go to our Charities.

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The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, Watermen's Hall, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF

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