The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Freemen’s Room

The Master formally opened the refurbished Freemen’s Room after the Court Meeting on the 2nd October.

The Company asked Court Assistant Annamarie Phelps to lead a small team to refurbish the Freemen’s Room. There is new carpet and curtains, the lighting has been updated and the room has been redecorated. The lighting in the Cabinets displaying silverware and costumes has been upgraded. The overall theme is 18th Century Venetian Palace, elegant, fresh and bright. There is also a new state of the art audio visual system to attract outside clients and for use in training sessions with apprentices. It was finished on time and broadly within budget, largely paid for by a generous grant from the PQ Club.   The Master cut the ribbon and opened the new room at the 2nd October Quarterly Court. It has attracted some favourable comments. The Court thanks Annamarie for overseeing the work and the PQ Club for largely funding the project. There are still one or two changes to come including adding some new prints for the Hallway between the Court and Freemen’s Room.

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