Election of Senior Warden Master Elect

At the Court meeting held on 3rd April 2019 Senior Warden Tony Maynard became Master Elect. Tony is a very well known River Operator will be installed as Master of the Company on 10th July.


Quarterly Court – Admittance of New Freemen

The Master and his Wardens pictured in the Court Room At the meeting held on 3rd April 2019 the following attended to take their Oath to the Company and be admitted as Craft Owning Freemen – Prudence Beard,  Antony Hales CBE, Elizabeth Spill and Lambros Varnavides. At the Court meeting held on 9th January 2019 … read more


Call for new Rowing Commentators!

A new initiative has been launched, in conjunction with the National Schools Regatta, to train new rowing commentators. Recruits will get the chance work alongside some of the most experienced rowing commentators in the world at this year’s NSR at Dorney Lake from 24-26 May. But first they will attend a training day to learn … 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


Up River Trip

Last Friday saw 32 Apprentices and Trainees enjoy the Up River trip to Teddington. We were lucky enough to have fabulous weather, which allowed the apprentices to complete their worksheets outside.We chose to go up on the ebb to allow the apprentices more time to complete the worksheet requirements. Freemen were also in attendance  and each completed … read more


United Guilds Service

The Annual United Guilds’ Service  took at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, 29th March, 2019 at 11.15 am . The Select Preacher was The Right Reverend and Right Honorable Dame Sarah Mullalley DBE, the Bishop of London. This very special City occasion was attended by the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen and Sheriffs, representatives of all 108 … read more


Past Master Emeritus Lionel Barrow

Passed away 16th February 2019 aged 85 years. Lionel was born in West Ham in 1933 and became a Craft Owning Freeman on 15th April 1970. Lionel joined the Court in July 1994 and was Master in 2000/2001. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, 11th April at All Hallows by the Tower starting … read more


Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner

The inaugural Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner was held on Friday 22nd February. The dinner was open to all Freemen and their spouse, partner or friend at the invitation of the Master and Wardens. This not only gave Freemen the opportunity to dine in their Hall but an also a chance to show their guests some of … read more


Annual Dinner

The Company’s Annual Dinner was held at Fishmonger’s Hall on the 19th February. The Master, Dr Iain Reid had asked Sir Peter Bazalgette, the great, great, grandson of the famous Victorian engineer, Sir Joseph Bazalette as his guest and principle speaker. The event was a sell out with many Freemen bring their ladies to the … read more


The PQ Luncheon

After a welcome by the Master, Craft Owing Freeman Sinead Hayes showed examples of the rowing tabards which have been ordered for Watermen’s crews competing in City competitions. The tabards had been voted for at last year’s lunch. Craft Owning Freeman Robert Moore then explained that, as the last two lunches had held over the … read more


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