The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Doggetts 2020

8 September 2020 should have been the day of the 2020 Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager – a gruelling 7400 metre course, unchanged since its inception in 1715. Sadly, the race has been postponed for only the second time in its history as a result of coronavirus, but we currently  have four oarsmen confirmed for the 2020 Wager, which is now planned to take place during June/July 2021.

Check out our interviews with some of the competitors here.

Keep an eye out for interviews with our other competitors in the coming months. And in the meantime, if you want to learn more about the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager, visit our pages, or the Thames Festival Trust website for a documentary and aural histories.