Four watermen will race on Friday in the oldest continuous sporting event in the world. Two first-time entrants will compete against two who took part last year, and all will want to win! To find out more about our competitors, read their interviews. For the first time we will be streaming the race live from
About us The Company of Watermen and Lightermen is a working guild, providing services to its Freemen, facilitating an apprenticeship scheme, acting as trustee for its charities and participating in the traditions of the City of London. We have worked from our Hall in the City of London since 1780, ensuring that all those who
The Alex Hickman Memorial Race will take part on Saturday 14th August 2021 between Greenwich Reach & Westminster Bridge. The race will see apprentice waterman rowing traditional Thames lighters along a 7 mile course passing beneath London’s bridges & past some of London’s most famous sights. One Freeman will be aboard each barge to provide
This year Master’s River Inspection took please on the 26 May 2021. This was was well attended by Members of the Court. Being as the previous years inspection was cancelled it was good to be back on the River Thames.. The Master, Mrs GIna Blair (above) Photo courtesy of: Past Master, Jeremy Randall
Our first physical Court of Bindings for sometime was held at the Watermens Hall for 4 new apprentices . These were Robert Crouch – Master: Bob Crouch Connor Dunbar – Master: Darren Knight Scott Dunbar – Master: Darren Knight Richard McIver Good luck and a successful career to all
The Draw took place on 17 May at Watermen’s Hall for the rescheduled 2020 Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race to take place on 25 June 2021. L to R: Max Carter-Miller, James Berry, Coran Cherry, George Gilbert You can now read interviews with all four competitors – good luck to them all!
Three new Freemen took their oaths at Watermen’s Hall on Monday 17 May – many congratulations to you all. From left: Daniel Mann; Coran Cherry; the Master, Mrs Gina Blair; Max Carter-Miller Photo: Watermen’s Company
Regretfully at the moment we are unable to take any bookings for Hall tours due to current restrictions. As soon as we are able we hope to be able to announce that we are opening our doors again to visit the Hall. For further information please contact email@example.com
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