|Contributions||Worshipful Company of Watermen and Lightermen.|
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Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames. The Company has a library of around books, maps and archive items, ranging from readily-available current and recent publications to year-old handwritten records and archives. The library is not open for browsing or lending books. This book is a study of the Thames watermen, the passenger carriers of London's river, during an era of upheaval and historical transformation. The watermen were as much a part of this process as society at large. The watermen were constituted a Company — a gild-type organization — by an Act of Parliament of Masters of the Company. From – prior to that the Company was run by the Rulers). By an Act of Parliament in appointing the Rulers of all Watermen working between Gravesend and Windsor which in due course became the Rulers were appointed by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City of London, from Watermen of good character and reputation. The Company's archives. The movement of goods and passengers along the River Thames has been central to the City of London's development. This trade has largely been controlled, since the sixteenth century, by the members of the Watermen and Lightermen's Company. The Company's records reflect its rich and diverse history.
With the formation of the Thames Conservancy in , the Watermen’s Company’s area of responsibility was curtailed to the tidal river below Teddington Lock. However, in an Act of Parliament of the Company became an independent body corporate with its own seal. The Company’s powers were extended by a further Act in London Bridge was the only dry crossing over the River Thames in the immediate London area until the early 18 th century but it was narrow and congested. The roads into and out of the capital were in a poor state. It was easier to take a ferry, or a wherry rowed by a waterman. The Thames . Parish of Stepney, is this day registered in a book of the Company of Watermen and. Lightermen of the River Thames kept for that purpose, for the purpose of selling, disposing of, or exposing for sale, amongst the seaman or other persons, employed in. or about any of the ships or vessels upon the said river, any liquors, slops or other. The Company of Watermen and Lightermen is recognised as a City company but is without livery for historic reasons and known simply as The Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames. Hiring Watermen's Hall. Watermen’s Hall is one of the City of London’s finest venues for conferences, banquets, receptions, award ceremonies.
The constitutions of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen; as amended by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen To which is prefixed, a table of contents of of the respective duties of rulers, &c [Thames, Watermen and Lightermen of] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Book, Print in English History of the origin and progress of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the river Thames: with numerous historical notes by Henry Humpherous. The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames binding records ; 82, records of apprentice binding books, which include details of each apprentice's binding to his master. The Company of Watermen & Lightermen of the River Thames reassignments; This is not, strictly speaking, a livery company but a "City Company Without Grant of Livery", formed in by Act of Parliament. The Guild continues to license watermen and lightermen working on the River Thames. Watermans' Hall is located at 16 St Mary At Hill, in Billingsgate. It dates to and is the only surviving Georgian guild hall.