Freemen’s Lunch – 18th November 2022

Dear Freemen, The next Freemen’s Lunch will be held at Watermen’s Hall on Friday 18th November 2022. Our Master Alderman Sir David Wootton hopes that you will be able to attend. Lunch is 12.30pm for dining at 1.00pm. The price per Freeman and/or guest is £85 per person.  If you would like to attend, please

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Service Celebrating the Life of Freeman Major Edwin (Ted) Hunt

Service Celebrating the Life of Freeman Major Edwin (Ted) Hunt taking place on Wednesday 19th October 2022 Arrival 11.00am – Service 11.15am St Mary at Hill Church, London EC3R 8EE, followed by a reception at Watermen’s Hall, 16-18 St Mary at Hill EC3R 8EF The service, led by Company Chaplin Rev. Katherine Hedderly, will be a

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Freemen’s Lunch at Watermen’s Hall

Dear Freemen, The next Freemen’s Lunch will be held at Watermen’s Hall on Friday 21st October 2022. Our Master Alderman Sir David Wootton hopes that you will be able to attend. Lunch is 12.30pm for dining at 1.00pm. The price per Freeman and/or guest is £85 per person.  If you would like to attend, please

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Freemen’s Lunch celebrating our Benefactor’s

The Freemen’s Lunch celebrating our Benefactors will be held at Watermen’s Hall on Thursday 22nd September. Our Master Alderman Sir David Wootton hopes that you will be able to attend. The Luncheon is dedicated to remembering those Freemen who have donated money or possessions to the Company which has given us the Watermen’s Hall as

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Henley Sculling Weekend 2022

16-18 September 2022 Henley-on-Thames The Master, Sir David Wootton, together with our Rowing Officer, Simon McCarthy, and the Chairmen of our Rowing & River Events and Apprenticeship & Training Committees, hope that you will be able to support our apprentices attending this year’s camp. Previous sculling weekends have been a great success and again this

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Rescheduled Doggett’s Coat & Badge Race – 28th July 2022

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

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Knollys Rose 2022

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

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Major Edwin (Ted) Hunt (1920-2022)

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

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Access to Watermen’s Hall

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,

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Afternoon Tea at Watermens Hall

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

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