The Service for the Dedication of the Thames Memorial at All Hallows by the Tower was held on the 25th June 2019. The Master of the Company, Dr Iain Reid lit a candle in memory of the lives lost on the Thames and also placed flowers by the new Thames Memorial. The
The Thames Skills Academy is hosting an event to promote a new Marine Engineering Apprenticeship at Watermens Hall next Friday 7th June. If you think that your company could be interested in starting someone on this government supported apprenticeship this year then please come along and listen to what the college have to say about
The Master, Dr Iain Reid, joined Captain Steve Woolacott, guests and 26 apprentices and trainees for the down river trip to Gravesend today. Steve gave a fantastic commercial traffic and local knowledge talk on the journey down whilst worksheets were completed by all. On the return journey toolbox talks on collision regs and meteorology were
Some years ago, I was invited to watch the Thames Barge Driving Trust’s barge race, being an up-river man, this was something completely new to me. I was fascinated by the spectacle. The PLA won the first race I watched, and I was soon informed because of the competitiveness of their barge and crew, this
In 2016 the Court decided to wind up the very successful ‘500 Club’ – the group of Freemen whose donations had financed the Company’s 500th Anniversary celebrations. However, a number of those Freemen indicated that they were keen to continue making voluntary contributions to support the Company’s objectives. The result was a new fund, to
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
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
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
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
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
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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