Thames Memorial at All Hallows by the Tower

The Service for the Dedication of the Thames Memorial at All Hallows by the Tower was held on the 25th June 2019. The Master of the Company, Dr Iain Reid lit a candle in memory of the lives lost on the Thames and also placed  flowers by the new Thames Memorial.       The

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Court of Bindings

At Watermen’s Hall today eleven new apprentices and trainees were bound. Well done and congratulations to all. Gathered below in the Freemen’s Room 10th June 2019 our new apprentices and trainees  In alphabetical order: Joe Baker, Max Baker, Artem Bondarenko, Brandon Cripps, Harry Dovydovas, Mason Knowles, Callum Paige, Henry Pelham, Andrew Stones, Andrew Stylianou and Max Turner. For

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Knollys Rose Ceremony

The annual Knollys Rose ceremony was held on Monday 17 June where the rose was presented to the Lord Mayor on an alter cushion carried by the Verger of All Hallows-by-the-Tower, accompanied by the Vicar and the Churchwardens From left: All Hallows representative, Doggett representative; Dan Arnold, Company Bargemaster; Robert Coleman, The Mistress; Mrs Susan

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Master’s River Inspection – Monday 29 April 2019

The Master’s annual River Inspection         Photo (from left): Court Assistant George Hammond, the Master Barber, the Master Dr. Iain Reid, Hon Court Assistant Graham Barnard, Court Assistant Ted Manning, Past Master Jeremy Randall, Past Master Emeritus Ken Dwan OLY, Senior Warden Master Elect Tony Maynard, Court Assistant Ted Gradosielski, Junior Warden

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The Thames Skills Academy

The Thames Skills Academy is hosting an event to promote a new Marine Engineering Apprenticeship at Watermens Hall next Friday 7th June. If you think that your company could be interested in starting someone on this government supported apprenticeship this year then please come along and listen to what the college have to say about

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The Master’s Summer Visit to Hastings

On the 24th of May the Master, Dr Iain Reid with Mrs Susan Keane joined the President of the Charities, Mr John Salter with Mrs Linda Salter to visit the Almshouses at Hastings. Other Court members and Trustees of the Charity were also present. The site was looking stunning thanks to the hard work of

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British Horseracing Authority

Court Assistant Annamarie Phelps CBEhas been appointed chairwoman of the British Horseracing Authority.  The former Olympic rower is vice-chairwoman of the British Olympic Committee and led the independent review into British Cycling in 2017.  She will assume the BHA role on 1st June 2019.  (The Times, Wednesday, 3rd April 2019).

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Apprentice Barge Race

This took place on the 11th of May. Three barges took part this year  and the results were as  follows Results: 1st – Balfour, Skipper: Graeme Faulkner, Assistant Skipper: Dave Benneyworth, Crew: Tom Costin (youngest apprentice), Paul Metcalf, Riess Ballard, Leon Britton and Lucas Britton 2nd – Apprentice Lighterman, Skipper Aaron Hammond, Assistant Skipper: Louis

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Apprentices’ River Trip

The Master, Dr Iain Reid,  joined  Captain Steve Woolacott, guests and 26 apprentices and trainees for the down river trip to Gravesend today. Steve gave a fantastic commercial traffic and local knowledge talk on the journey down whilst worksheets were completed by all. On the return journey toolbox talks on collision regs and meteorology were

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The Company Barge

Some years ago, I was invited to watch the Thames Barge Driving Trust’s barge race, being an up-river man, this was something completely new to me. I was fascinated by the spectacle. The PLA won the first race I watched, and I was soon informed because of the competitiveness of their barge and crew, this

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