The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Christmas is starting early this year 

A big thank you to the Bakers Hall and their Master for these festive goodies – prepared by Dunns Bakery – see below

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Remembrance Day Tribute

The Wreath laid by the Master at Trinity House on Sunday.

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The Lord Mayor’s Parade

LORD MAYOR’S SHOW 2021 Bargemaster Robbie Coleman, with Doggett’s Winners, L to R: Harry McCarthy, Past Master, Simon McCarthy, Roger Spencer & Chris Spencer walking in the Lord Mayor’s Parade 13 November 2021 This dates back to the days when the Lord Mayor was rowed into the City by Watermen.

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Doggett’s Presentation Dinner

Yesterday evening Doggett’s winners James Berry (2020 race) and Max Carter-Miller (2021 race), were each presented with the prestigious Red Coat & Badge at Fishmongers Hall. Congratulations to you both, well deserved.   Photo L to R: 2021 winner Max Carter-Miller, Immediate Past Master, Mrs Gina Blair, 2020 winner James Berry and Master, Derek Mann

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DRAW OFF WALK 2021

Today apprentices, joined by Freemen of the Company, walked the Draw Off Walk from Teddington Lock to Richmond Lock. Thank you to all involved that gave talks and tours.  

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75 Royal Engineers regiment (Inland Water Transport

The 75 Royal Engineers regiment (Inland Water Transport) were welcomed back to the Hall last night for a celebration of a partnership that dates back to the First World War. Our Master was delighted to host Royal Engineers from both the UK and Germany, to celebrate our long lasting friendship. Special thanks to Lt Col

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Christmas Cards

Order Form for 2021 Christmas Card Our Christmas cards for 2021 are now available. Please fill in the attached form and return to admin@watermenshall.org 

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Apprentice Up River Trip

A really fantastic day aboard The Connaught and a big, thank you to all the crew who volunteered the vessel and their time to put this trip on. Thanks also to the Teddington Lock Keeper who came aboard and gave a talk and took questions. Finally, a big thank you to all the apprentices who

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WELCOMING BACK OUR APPRENTICES

We are so pleased to welcome back some of our apprentices today for their first training session since the pandemic! These apprentices have been in the training programme since before lockdown and we look forward to seeing much more of them. This was the first training session under the guidance of our new Training Manager

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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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