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Worshipful companies and livery halls

Title
Worshipful companies and livery halls
Genre
Interview; Documentary; Vox pop
TX Date
27 Oct 1985
Year of production
1985
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Duration
00:24:02
Description
Series: The Worshipful Companies and Livery Halls of the City of London. Programme 6: Watermen’s Hall. Presented by Richard Robbins. Exploring the origins, history and legends of the Company of Watermen and Lightermen of the River Thames, and its home at the Watermen’s Hall. Also discussed: the company’s role today; apprenticeships; the changing role of the River Thames; thoughts on the future. Robbins talks to a number of apprentices on HMS Chrysanthemum. Contributions from Barrett Wilson, Clerk; Peter Braithwaite, past master.
Contributors
Richard Robbins; Peter Braithwaite; Barrett Wilson
Keywords
London; Customs and traditions; Future developments; River Thames; Trade guilds; Halls; Watermen; Lightermen; Company of Watermen and Lightermen; Watermen’s Hall; Apprenticeship; Apprentices; HMS Chrysanthemum; Navy

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