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Company News

The  Master  of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames  -  Mr Richard Springford  was installed on 8th July 2015 at Watermen’s Hall followed by a  service at All Hallows by the Tower.

Appointment of the new Barge Master to the Company

Robert Coleman was appointed Barge Master to the Company at the January Court for a term of 5 years and took office from 1st February 2015.  

Robert won Doggett’s Coat and Badge Wager in 1996 and is currently Marine Operations Manager at Woods’ Silverfleet.


This important book is a fascinating historical account of the role of the Watermen and Lightermen on the Thames over the last  500 year.

The cost is £.35.00 + £5.00 postage and packing for UK Mainland only.

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The Master and his Wardens