This conference, which falls on World Plumbing Day 2015, will bring together international experts in health, plumbing design and plumbing manufacturing to explore issues facing public health, and discuss initiatives and ways forward to ensure good plumbing for health. See advert on the right for details and booking. Reduced rates for Liverymen.
Our Annual Lecture given by Professor Jamie Bartram, an international leader in water, sanitation and health, follows in the evening.Annual Lecture Wednesday, 11th March 2015 Royal College of Physicians 1700
This year the lecture willbe given by Professor Jamie Bartram, the Director of the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina and is a leading international expert in the connections between water and health. This includes technologies for urban sanitation renewal; management systems for drinking-water safety and rural drinking-water supply, together with emerging issues, most notably water scarcity and climate change and their impacts on sustainabilityTechnical Committee Tuesday, 17th March 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 0930 Education Committee Tuesday, 17th March 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1130 Charity Trustees Tuesday, 17th March 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1330 Freedom & Livery Committee Tuesday, 17th March 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1500 United Guilds Service Friday, 20th March 2015 St Paul's Cathedral & Plaisterers' Hall
The Annual United Guilds’ Service will be held in St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 20th March 2015 at 11.15am and the Company has received its limited allocation of tickets for the Livery Company’s reserved seating area as usual. If Liverymen wish to attend and occupy a seat in the Company pew, please complete and return the attached document as soon as possible.Visit to Crossness Pumping Station Tuesday, 24th March 2015 Crossness SE2 9AQ
As part of the 650th celebrations the Plumbers’ Company has a Special Private View to visit this cathedral of Victorian engineering and to see one of the massive beam engines in steam and the restoration project.Social Committee Tuesday, 14th April 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 0900 Investment Committee Tuesday, 14th April 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1330
Our Banquet to celebrate our 650th Anniversary will take place at the Mansion House on Monday 11th May 2015. I am delighted to say that The Lord Mayor The Right Honourable Alderman Alan Yarrow will be attending accompanied by The Lady Mayoress, together with Sheriff Alderman Dr Andrew Palmerly and his consort and Sheriff Fiona Adler and her consort.
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The Master says "Continuing our 650th celebratory theme this year we will travel to Reims in the heart of Champagne, visit the key sites in this beautiful city and of course, visit champagne houses and enjoy some tastings. On the Saturday evening we will dine in a private villa on the estate of a famous champagne house in Reims."
The Annual United Guilds’ Service will be held in St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday 20th March 2015 at 11.15am and the Company has received its limited allocation of tickets for the Livery Company’s reserved seating area as usual. If Liverymen wish to attend and occupy a seat in the Company pew, please click here.
Plumbing for Health
The Plumbers' Annual Lecture given by Professor Jamie Bartram, an international leader in water, sanitation and health, on World Plumbing Day 11th March. For details and booking form click here. Information on our lecturer can be found here.
NOTE Please Pay by BACS (internet transfer) to sort code 16-00-15 account number 23161802 using reference “Lecture – Your Surname” and send e-mail to email@example.com to confirm payment. Alternatively you can pay by cheque made payable to “Worshipful Company of Plumbers, Charitable and Educational Trust”
This year we are also pleased to invite you to partake during the day in conjunction with the Royal Society for Public Health, CIPHE, SNIPEF and SoPHE, in opportunity to hear expert speakers from the UK and the USA on a range of topics concerning health, plumbing design and plumbing manufacturing. Reduced rates for Liverymen.
As part of the 650th celebrations the Plumbers’ Company has a Special Private View to visit this cathedral of Victorian engineering and to see one of the massive beam engines in steam and the restoration project.
On Thursday 26th February 2015, liverymen and guests met at Tower Bridge to take the "Behind the Scenes Tour." Gunta our guide explained it would be a tour in three parts, first was the walkways and new glass floors. Glenn was our guide for the control room, the hydraulics and Bascule chambers,(see photo). Finally Gunta gave us a tour of the Engine rooms, which were followed by dinner. Past Master Alec Moir gave the vote of thanks.
A bus stop near Guildford has recently acquired some new facilities. After a full investigation the parish council reported that they have no idea who put the items there, so therefore have nothing to go on!
News and pictures by kind permission of The Guildford Dragon News (http://www.guildford-dragon.com/) Click on header to see bigger picture.
Livery Pancake Race Guildhall Yard
This is not a formal report but the Master was in the final race, so was his delightful daughter for the Ladies, but sadly whilst in the lead at first point of tossing the pancake I had a major calf strain on account of excessive acceleration from stationary and lunging, so can hardly walk. So I hobbled the rest of the way. A great day and sun was lovely....f
Court Assistant Peter Rumley
and from the Clerk
The Master and his daughter Molly each won their respective heats, but were beaten in a photo finish in each of their finals. Peter as you can read above unfortunately hobbled in last in his heat; but at least he didn't fall over this year despite his cheap shoes! Ian Puddick, who was our fancy dress entry, sadly had to pull out at the last minute due to work commitments, so we will never know what he was going to wear! Nevertheless, it was another fun event in glorious sunshine. Why not come along next year and support our team, it's held every Shrove Tuesday, which next year is 9th February 2016
Liveryman Jon Castleman Makes Richard III’s Lead Coffin
Liveryman Jon Castleman, Chairman of Norman & Underwood Ltd, has just completed the fabrication of the lead ossuary to take the remains of Richard III, and will be interred in Leicester Cathedral on 26th March this year. The ossuary will have a softwood cradle constructed around the lead casket to keep the lead away from the coffin’s oak, as the tannin in the oak will corrode the lead over time. The maker of the oak coffin is Canadian born Michael Ibsen, a direct descendent of Richard III’s eldest sister Anne of York, Duchess of Exeter (1439-1476), who is a cabinet maker working in London. Michael was discovered through DNA sampling. The casket is 1.7m long, 350mm wide and 255mm deep.