The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Hall Tours

At the present  time Watermen’s Hall is not open to the public so we are unable to have Hall tours. The situation is constantly being reviewed so please contact the Hall for further information carol@watermenshall.org It is likely that once we are able to offer tours we will need to reduce the numbers and will

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Court of Bindings 21st September

“The next Court of Bindings is on Monday, 21st September. Freemen intending to be the Master, can apply to bind an apprentice, and apprentices can equally apply without a Master. To receive the application form and more details email Kelly Lesurf at training@watermenshall.org.

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Guidance relating to Watermen’s Company Meetings and Events as COVID-19 Lockdown eases

Guidance relating to Watermen’s Company Meetings and Events as COVID-19 Lockdown eases With some unlocking of the COVID-19 Lockdown by the Government, Watermen’s Hall office remains closed to visitors, although there is an intermittent staff presence. The Hall staff not furloughed continue to work mainly from home. The Hall is available for hire with or

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The Company of Watermen & Lightermen and the TSA

 PRESS RELEASE V 11 June 2020 The Company of Watermen and Lightermen and the Thames Skills Academy are working together to support employers’ apprentices and trainees training during the Covid-19 crisis. With this in mind, they are calling on companies to let them know what training support and help they need for apprentices and trainees.

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New FREE Online Options for BML Study with the Watermens Company 

The training team at Watermens Hall are looking forward to re-starting classroom study at the Hall in the near future. With the latest announcement by the Government explaining future easing of the lockdown across the UK we are hopeful that we can run classes from mid August, although socially distanced with reduced numbers. The team

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Court of Bindings – 18 May 2020

For the first time in the Company’s history, a virtual Court of Bindings was held this morning and three new apprentices were welcomed into the Company. A presentation of the indentures ceremony will be held at the Hall when possible. May we wish you all good luck in your careers on the River Thames. Company

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Doggett’s Coat and Badge 2020

For only the second time in more than 300 years Doggett’s Coat and Badge, the world’s oldest sculling race, has had to be postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Originally scheduled for 3 September 2020, current restrictions advised by British Rowing mean that competitors would not have the chance to train on the Thames, while

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Court Meeting April 2020

“At a virtual Court, via Zoom video conference, on Wednesday, 15th April, Gina Blair was elected our first lady Master Elect. In addition, recognising the cancelled events caused by the Covid-19 pandemic Court agreed to increase the term of office of both Tony Maynard our current Master and Gina by six months, so both will

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Apprentices Update

Apprentices, You will be aware that Watermen’s Hall is closed until further notice. This means that we have had to stop our classroom training. This closure is temporary and will be reviewed on a regular basis. All Company events and meetings are also cancelled for the time being, at least to the end of April.

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Coronavirus and the Watermen’s Company

Listening to the Prime Minister and Government advice yesterday evening and knowing the spread of coronavirus is only going to get worse, regretfully the time has come to cancel our events and meetings for the foreseeable future at least until Easter. Many other businesses and most other Livery Halls together with the Corporation are all

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