Doggett's Coat and Badge The founder of the race, Thomas Doggett, was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1690 to pursue a career in acting. According to “Doggett’s custom” only young watermen “in the first year of their Freedom of the Watermen’s Company” were entitled to enter the race, which effectively meant that a waterman only had one attempt. Of course, in Doggett’s time, watermen were much more numerous than they are now, being the equivalent of the modern day taxi driver.
Millenium Bridge - Moments by Tim Lewis. The film consists primarily on a variant of time lapse and differing film speeds focussing on the masses of people crossing the Millennium Bridge in Central London during one day. The tone of the piece contains neither dialogue nor a vocalized narration: its feel is dictated purely through imagery and music. The wonderful music is by Ben Seretan.