The Company of
Watermen & Lightermen
of the River Thames

Forthcoming Events 2020

Doggett’s Emblem & Rowing Awards Dinner – Tuesday 28th January 2020  – This informal family evening is the Company’s opportunity to acknowledge Mr Patrick Keech, winner of the 305th Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager and his fellow competitors, James Berry, Jack Finelli and George Gilbert. The Fishmongers’ Company present all the competitors with Doggett’s medals and the Company present lapel badges. The opportunity is taken also to acknowledge the winners of other rowing events over the last year, particularly the winner of the Ben Woollacott Memorial Sculls at Henley, Max Carter-Miller. All Freemen are welcome and Apprentices and young Freemen are particularly encouraged to attend this event. Doggett’s Emblem Dinner Jan 2019

Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner 7th February 2020 

This is the second Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner following the great success of the event  last year. The Dress code – Jacket & Tie

Time 6.30pm reception for 7.00pm dinner- For tickets  please complete the booking form below and return to Martin Laws

Journeymen Freemen’s Dinner Friday 7th February 2020

All Freemen to the Company can invite one guest  to this event. The ticket price is £45.00 including VAT per head

Annual Dinner 18th February 2020

The Annual Dinner of the Company is due to be held at Fishmongers’ Hall (with the kind permission of the Court of the Fishmongers’ Company), London Bridge, London EC4 on Tuesday 18th February 2020 at 1830 for 1900hrs. The Master has asked Alderman Vincent Keaveny, as his guest and speaker.   

In recent years, the Master has been tasked with deciding on guests at the Annual Dinner and the Court decided this decision should continue to be left with each Master.

The Master, Tony Maynard continues to hope that Craft Owning Freemen will still bring business guests to the Annual Dinner, and in addition, the partners of Craft Owning Freemen will be equally welcome as guests when you apply for tickets.

Annual Dinner – Letter to Craft-Owning to bring guests and Ladies Tuesday 18th February 2020

26th Inter Livery Clay Shoot – Wednesday & Thursday, 13th & 14th May 2020 – save the date. At Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds – please contact Junior Warden Ted Gradosielski BEM if you want to join the Watermen’s Company team.


The Company of Watermen and Lightermen, Watermen's Hall, 16 - 18 St-Mary-at-Hill, London, EC3R 8EF

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