Open House Saturday

Watermen’s Hall will be open on Saturday 21st September. We will have four tours – for ticket holders only. The times for the tours are 9.00, 10.30, 12.00 and 1.15. To apply for tickets please send a stamped addressed envelope marked for the attention of the Assistant Clerk. Please note only two tickets per application.

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Henley Sculling Weekend

This will take place over the weekend of 12-13th October. For more details please contact Kelly Lesurf.

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Doggett’s Coat & Badge

Four apprentices will contest the world’s oldest rowing race on 4 September. Held every year since 1715, the 4 mile 5 furlong Doggett’s course between London Bridge and Cadogan Pier, Chelsea, passes beneath a total of eleven bridges and is a real test of the scullers’ watermanship. Tickets for places on board the “Mercia”, to

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Court of Admissions

Very many congratulations to the eight new Freemen who took their oaths at Watermen’s Hall on 8 July. Our photograph by Alex Hickman show (left to right): James Berry, Jack Finelli, George Gilbert, Joe McCarthy, Max Wilson, Andrew Coppin, Patrick Keech and Christopher Davis.

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Thames Historic Barge Driving Race

On Sat 6 July the River Thames  Barge Driving Race took place.  A unique race run over a gruelling 7-mile course between Greenwich & Westminster. Barges are nearly 100 years old, manned by Freemen and Apprentices  of the Watermen’s Company using oars or ‘sweeps’ which are 15ft long.         Won by the

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Tudor Pull

SATURDAY 29 June 2019 The Tudor Pull took place  starting with  a ceremony at Hampton Court Palace where the Stele (a piece of old London Water Pipe representing Crown Jewels) is handed to Her Majesty’s Bargemaster, Past Master Chris Livett, to take aboard the “Gloriana” for the voyage down to the Tower of London. The

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Quarterly Court – Admittance of New Freemen

The Master and his Wardens pictured in the Court Room At the meeting of 2nd July 2019 the following attended to take their Oath to the Company and be admitted as Craft Owning Freemen – Peter Perry, Daniel Walker,Joseph Ellis, Geoffrey Probart and Steven Summers. At the meeting held on 3rd April 2019 the following

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Royal Bargemasters

This is the first book to look at Britain’s colourful history through the eyes of a Royal Barge master. Written by a former Royal Watermen and Barge master, Robert Crouch and Beryl Pendley,  who spend 10 years as Assistant to York Herald at the College of Arms This beautifully illustrated book will appeal to all who

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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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