The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Farewell to the Clerk

The Company officially said farewell to the Clerk at  an event aboard the MV Edwardian on Thursday 8th July. Mr Colin Middlemiss has been Clerk to the Company for some 25 years overseeing many changes in the life of the Company. Below the Master Mrs Gina Blair  and the Clerk – photographs by COF Natalie

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KNOLLYS ROSE CEREMONY – 16 JUNE 2021

The rose cutting ceremony was held in Seething Lane, London EC3 followed by a presentation of the rose to the Lord Mayor of London at Mansion House. The Master, Mrs Gina Blair with Lord Mayor, The Rt Hon. William Russell Photo courtesy of Jeremy Dale Presentation of the Knollys Rose to the Lord Mayor The

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Doggett’s Race – Latest News!

  Congratulation to James Berry, who proved a worthy winner of the rescheduled Doggett’s 2020, despite sustained pressure from Max Carter-Miller, who finished second, with both scullers ahead of George Gilbert in third place, and Coran Cherry in fourth. Finish times were: 1st James Berry 25.31 2nd Max Carter-Miller 26.07 3rd George Gilbert 27.19 4th

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Master’s River Inspection

This year Master’s River Inspection took please on the  26 May 2021. This was was well attended by Members of the Court. Being as the previous years inspection was cancelled it was good to be back on the River Thames.. The  Master, Mrs GIna Blair (above) Photo courtesy of: Past Master, Jeremy Randall

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Court of Bindings at Watermen’s Hall – 17 May 2021

Our first physical Court of Bindings for sometime was  held at the Watermens  Hall for 4 new apprentices . These were Robert Crouch – Master: Bob Crouch Connor Dunbar – Master: Darren Knight Scott Dunbar – Master: Darren Knight Richard McIver Good luck and a successful career to all

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Court of Admissions

Three new Freemen took their oaths at Watermen’s Hall on Monday 17 May – many congratulations to you all. From left: Daniel Mann; Coran Cherry; the Master, Mrs Gina Blair; Max Carter-Miller   Photo: Watermen’s Company

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Hall tours

Regretfully at the moment we are unable to take any bookings for Hall tours due to current restrictions. As  soon as we are able we hope to be able to announce that we are opening our doors again to visit the Hall. For further information please contact carol@watermenshall.org  

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Susan Fenwick

“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

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Company Linkedln Page

We are pleased to announce that the Company now has a new LinkedIn page. If you are part of the LinkedIn network you can follow us via this direct link.

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New Year, Same Support!

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

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