Data Protection Changes

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the Data Protection Act 1998  and became law on 25th May 2018. The GDPR updates data protection to reflect the digital age. This also brings in new rights for ‘data subjects’ and new obligations for any organisation acting as processors or controllers. The Company of Watermen and

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The Ceremony of Beating the Bounds

Beating the Bounds dates back to medieval times, when each parish reaffirmed their boundaries by  processing to each boundary mark and beating them with wands whilst praying for their crops. Every Ascension Day  the clergy  of All Hallows by the Tower, with students of St Dunstan’s College, participate in Beating the Bounds. In addition  members

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H M The Queen’s Barge Master

Past Master Chris Livett has been appointed as Barge Master to  H M the Queen from January 2018. Chris comes from a long line of barge and tug captains and is the seventh generation of his family to be involved in the River. He is managing director of the Livett’s Group, Chris was Master of

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Training Reminders

TRAINING REMINDERS Interested in being Bound The next Court of Bindings is on 17 June 2019, please call Kelly Lesurf on 0207 283 2373 or email training@watermenshall.org to receive an application pack. .Already Bound Our Training Officer, Craft-Owning Freeman Alex Hickman runs a monthly open training surgery at Watermen’s Hall. Please call the Hall to

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Craft Owning Freemen

As a Craft Owning Freemen you are already familiar with the benefits of being a member of such a historic Guild as the Watermens’ Company. These include being able to book for the various events the Company and its Charities hold during the year and hiring Watermen’s Hall for your own events at a discounted

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Social Media

The Company has a Facebook Page, The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, where we will post news and events.  The Watermen’s Company group will continue on Facebook, connecting those who have joined the group.  We are also on Twitter as @watermenscompan  and Linkedin as Watermen’s Company.  Details of news and events

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Senior Lightermen’s Luncheon

The Master, Mr Simon McCarthy attended the John Henry Christmas Luncheon organised by the Lighterage Committee last Friday at the Union Jack Club.   This was very well attended and gave all those present a chance to catch up with old friends.

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BML Chartwork Examination

BML Chartwork Examination at Watermen’s Hall – 30 August 2017 A hundred percent pass rate for our apprentices and trainees today. Pictured with the PLA’s Derek Mann, our Training Officer Alex Hickman, the MCA’s Adam Stratford and the Clerk Colin Middlemiss are the successful candidates: James Archer, Lucas Britton, Rive Britton, Charlie Eldridge, George Gilbert,

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UK Boatmasters Licence.

The Company is pleased to announce that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has officially recognised the Company of Watermen and Lightermen in delivery of formal training for the UK Boatmasters Licence. Well done to all involved, especially from the Apprentice and Training and Lighterage Committees. If you are interested in attending any of the courses we

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