Doggett’s Emblem Dinner

On behalf of the Master, Ted Gradosielski BEM the Wardens and the Court of the Company of Watermen & Lightermen, we would be delighted if you could join us as our Company guest to the presentation of the Doggett’s Emblem Shield to the winner of the Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager 2023 and their fellow

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Annual Dinner 2024

The Master welcomes you to our Annual Dinner.  Taking place at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, London, EC4 on Tuesday 20th February 2024. Dress code is dinner jacket with black tie and decorations. Carriages for 22:30.  Tickets will be offered on a strictly first come first served basis.  Invitations will be issued for this event. Due

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New Freemen welcomed to the Company in January 2024

We welcomed six new Freemen to the Company at our January Court, one of which was our previous Assistant Clerk, Carol Ratcliffe, who was gifted her Freedom by the Court for her service to the Company. 2023 winner of the Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager, Riess Ballard also received his Watermanship to the Company, an

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BURNS NIGHT SUPPER 2024

Our traditional Burns Night celebration offers all the usual elements  to help commemorate Scotland’s most famous son, enjoy neeps and tatties on the Bill o’ Fare. Kilts are optional! Ticket Price: £95 per person 6.30pm Drinks Reception for 7.00 pm Dinner Please book here

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Afternoon Tea – Wednesday 24th January 2024

The Georgians created afternoon tea, and here in our Georgian Hall we are aiming to perfect it! Our afternoon tea menu includes a choice of freshly-prepared classic favourite Afternoon Tea sandwiches.  We also serve our afternoon tea with classic homemade scones along with an assortment of unique cakes. Each and one of them is an

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Freemen’s Wine and Cheese Evening

We would like to invite you to our Freemen’s Wine and Cheese Evening at Watermen’s Hall on Wednesday 1st February 2024.  This event is open to encourage our existing members to welcome new Freemen and also an opportunity to introduce any potential to the Company. There is no cost to this event, however we do

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Christmas Carol Service & Supper – 12th December 2023

We would like to invite you to our Christmas Carol Service followed by a supper at Watermen’s Hall on Tuesday 12th December.   Please join us at All Hallows by the Tower for the Carol service which will begin at promptly 18: 00, please be seated in the Church by 17:45 All Hallows by the Tower

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Coverage of Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager 2023

Highlights of the Doggett’s Coat & Badge Wager 2023 Watch Now!

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Join the festive fun at Watermen’s Hall – December 2023

There are three opportunities to join in with the festive fun at Watermen’s Hall this December. Alongside a wonderful lunch, and the live music, is also our raffle – with lots more wonderful prizes – to help raise funds for our historic building, and to support the work of our Company. Join us on either:

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Briefing paper- update to Examination via Freedom by servitude.

The Court have recently made changes to our examination and interview process for Journeymen Freemen. Whilst we’re really pleased to see vocal support for the Hall to maintain standards, it seems that there are many crossed wires in understanding what has changed, and why. Since the roll out of the Boatmaster Licence (BML), the Company

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