This year’s race will now take place shortly after 1030 hrs on Thursday 28th July 2022, to take advantage of the flood tide, over the traditional course from London Bridge to Chelsea. The last-minute withdrawal of Mathew Brookes from the race means that George Gilbert will scull over to claim the prize at his fourth
The annual Knollys Rose Ceremony took place on Tuesday 21 June, when the Company joined parishioners from All-Hallows-at-the-Tower for this ancient custom dating back to 1381. Starting at All-Hallows the procession moved to Seething Lane, where a red rose was picked from the garden as symbolic fine for not gaining planning permission for a rose
The Company share with deep sadness the death of Ted Hunt this past weekend. A well loved and respected Freeman, Ted was bound as apprentice to the Company in 1935 and volunteered as a sapper waterman in the Royal Engineers serving in Arctic Norway in 1940. In 1944 he was commissioned as a captain and
Watermens’ Hall is a beautiful Georgian building, but due it its age we have some accessibility restrictions within the building. Currently our lift is out of service, and we are unable to provide step free access to the Hall and our dining rooms. We are really sorry for the impact this will have on visitors,
In our ongoing efforts to raise significant funds for the Hall, and especially the cost of the lift replacement, we have been looking at ways to promote the Hall commercially. As some of you may know, we held a ‘test’ afternoon tea earlier this year. With that under our belt (and some lessons learned) we
Saturday 11 June 2022 A ceremonial event for Thames Watermen’s Cutters, and organised by the Thames Traditional Rowing Association, they escorted the Queen’s row barge ‘Gloriana’ from Hampton Court Palace to the Tower of London to deliver a ‘Stela’ to the Governor of the Tower for safekeeping. Our Master, Derek Mann, was aboard the Gloriana
Past Master Duncan Clegg 1942-2022 We regret to announce the recent death of Duncan Clegg, who served as Master of our Company in 2010-11. Duncan rowed for Oxford in the 1965 Boat Race, and again the following year as President, winning on both occasions, and was later elected a Steward of Henley Royal Regatta. A
Guided tours of Watermen’s Hall not only tell you something of the history of the Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames – they also help raise money for the preservation of our fine Georgian hall. All tours must booked in advance, and take place on a Monday morning or afternoon, and last about an
Friday 27th May was a perfect day for the Master and Court’s summer visit to our Almshouses at Hastings. Luncheon was held in the Community Centre and very well attended by Court Members and those living on the site. A big thank you to our warden Mr Martin Hackett for all his hard work to
Today we are delighted to be holding the first of two St George’s Day Luncheons for the Masters & Clerks of the City of London’s Worshipful Companies and Guilds. This is hosted by our Master Derek Mann. A very special occasion and we look forward to welcoming them to Watermen’s Hall.
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.
Please contact Mark Grove at The Cook and The Butler, either by phone or email, for all hiring enquiries:
Telephone: 020 7620 1818
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