“The Watermen’s Company learns with great sorrow, the passing of His Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Company offers its sincere condolences to Her Majesty, The Queen and the Duke’s family. The Duke had strong connections with the City Livery Companies and Guilds serving as Master of several. The Duke will be remembered by
“At the Watermen’s Company Quarterly Court on 7th April, the Court appointed Edward Lord OBE as its Clerk Designate terms to be agreed. He will succeed the present Clerk, Colin Middlemiss, when he retires on 14th July 2021. Commenting on their appointment, Edward Lord said it is a huge honour to join a company which
“Today marks the retirement of Susan Fenwick who has been an important part of our small staff team at Watermen’s Hall. Susan has been with the Company some 12.5 years. During that time, she has tackled with her usual enthusiasm everything from apprentice training to looking after the Company’s historical artefacts and treasures. Whilst we
Watermen’s Hall and its offices remains closed. Watermen’s Hall staff are all partly furloughed and when working are doing so from home. The Company’s Court and Committees are meeting on Zoom and there are no Company events planned before the Easter. Company classroom training has been force to stop though there is some “one to
Delayed again! Today, 16 March, should have been the delayed 2020 Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager. Postponed for only the second time in its history, as a result of the coronavirus, our four competitors were scheduled to race today, but further restrictions mean the race has been moved. It will now be held on 25
The whole River was deeply sorry to hear that the Watermen’s Company Training Officer, Alex Hickman passed away on 31st December. Alex attended Dartford Grammar School before starting as a Thames Waterman and Lightermen gaining over 30 years of industry experience. Alex began his career as a bound apprentice in July 1991 with Don Hickman
It is with great pleasure we can confirm Harold Pinchbeck Watchmakers will continue to support the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager throughout 2021. Harold Pinchbeck Watchmakers is an independent British watchmaker. Like the wager itself, the Pinchbeck story begins in the early 1700’s in London, where Christopher Pinchbeck I created musical and astronomical clocks. 300
The Trustees were very glad to be able to increase the annual allowance paid this year to those Watermen/Lightermen their widows/widowers who are on the list. To find out more about this please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Watermen’s Hall is one of the City of London’s finest venues for conferences, banquets, receptions, award ceremonies, business meetings, wedding receptions, private dining and silver service luncheons for up to 80 people.
This 18th century Georgian Hall graces the City with its historical elegance and spaces to suit every occasion.
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