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
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.
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
Introduction It has been suggested that I might send out a six-monthly Fundraiser’s Report to Freemen. Amongst other activities, there are several Fundraising events planned which you might wish to support and for certain, I would like as many Freemen as possible to come along and enjoy these functions! Company Events are planned more than
5 February 2020 Past Master Jeremy Randall, Senior Warden Gina Blair and the Clerk Colin Middlemiss represented the Master at an Affiliates Day on board HMS Westminster, which included a short voyage in the Solent.
The Postquincentennials (the PQs) is a group of Freemen who make voluntary donations on a regular basis to the PQ’s Fund. The Fund assists the financial health of the Company by developing its assets and releasing funds to assist provision for the future to develop Watermen’s Hall and its assets in a responsible manner. All
The Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner was held on Friday 7th February at Watermen’s Hall. This was open to all Freemen at the invitation of the Master and Wardens. The dinner not only gave Freemen the opportunity to dine in their Hall, but also a chance to show their guests the newly refurbished Freeman’s Room and some
The second Doggett’s and Rowing Awards Dinner was held on 28th January at Watermen’s Hall. This very well attended evening was the opportunity to recognise the achievements of our young rowers both in the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager and at our own Henley Sculling weekend. Mr Patrick Keech winner of the 2019 Race, wearing
The following letter has been send out of behalf of the Port of London Authority and the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames A partnership to promote the highest safety standards for all boat operators on the tidal Thames has been launched by the Company of Waterman & Lighterman and the Port
The Company has a library of around 1000 books, maps and archive items, ranging from readily-available current and recent publications to 500-year-old handwritten records and archives. The library is not open for browsing or lending books, but Freemen of the Company and accredited researchers can search the library index to identify books or archives they
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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