Our Charity Supports Trainee Plumbers

L/Cpl Martin Lambeth the 2013 top Army Trainee Plumber was inducted by the Master as a Freeman of the Company. Students click the yellow button below.

Support the Craft

Jill, from Gateshead, was the winning student plumber in this the 101st Year of the JB Wilkinson Shield Award. Click the yellow button below.

Proud to be part of the City

Steve Hodkinson our Master proudly states ‘The Plumbers are proud to put something back into our Craft, our Charity and the City; Come and join us’

Latest news

  • 650th Anniversary Banquet – Monday 11th May 2015

    Posted on 2nd March 2015 650th Anniversary Banquet – Monday 11th May 2015

    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 Parmley and his consort and Sheriff Fiona Adler and her consort.

    For details click here.

  • Our 650th.  Celebrating in style.  Book now

    Posted on 25th March 2015 Our 650th.  Celebrating in style.  Book now

    As part of our programme of events and functions in this our Anniversary Year a very special Choral Evensong will be held on Tuesday 9th June 2015 at Temple Church, Temple, London EC4Y 7BB to be followed by a Champagne Reception in Inner Temple Hall to celebrate the 650th Anniversary of the granting of our Company’s Ordinances by the Court of Aldermen in 1365.

    For flyer and booking form click here.

  • Hospital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in developing countries - A challenge for plumbers.

    Posted on 25th March 2015 Hospital Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in developing countries - A challenge for plumbers.

    Complaints about NHS hospitals are on the news most days but what about developing countries. The WHO has just published a report "Water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities Status in low- and middle-income countries and way forward" .  One of the two authors is Prof Jamie Bartram of the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. who delivered our Annual Lecture this year.  Click on the header above for the 10 key findings and here for the full report. 

  • Legionella Risk Assessment

    Posted on 23rd March 2015 Legionella Risk Assessment

    The BSRIA have published their latest guide on "Risk assessment for Legionella"

    Read a perspective by Reg Brown Head of Energy and Environment at BSRIA here. (page 14)  Access the download for the guide by clicking here.

  • Do you know your Chablis from your Volnay Vaudoisey?

    Posted on 23rd March 2015 Do you know your Chablis from your Volnay Vaudoisey?

    Do you know your Chablis from your Volnay Vaudoisey?  If not then come along for another splendid tutored wine tasting evening at Wax Chandlers’ Hall on Tuesday 14 April from 18.30 to 20.30. Once again our tutor will be Chris Davey, Managing Director of O W Loeb Ltd who will introduce us to 8 wines (4 red and 4 white) from the Burgundy region.
    The cost is only £45 and includes a light finger buffet and refreshments after the tastings. There will be an opportunity to purchase any of the wines Chris has selected for us.

    Details and booking form click here.

  • Death of Liveryman Stanley Brand

    Posted on 23rd March 2015

    It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of Liveryman Stanley Rodney Brand. He was 91 years old and had been a Liveryman for 52 years; our fifth longest serving Liveryman.  Stanley was a great supporter of the Company and still regularly attended all our functions.  He passed away on 20 February after a short illness. We have just been notified by his daughter and at his request a small, private funeral has already been held. The Clerk has passed on our condolences; he will be missed.

Recent events

  • The End of a Victorian Sewer

    The End of a Victorian Sewer

    A vist was made to the Crossness Engines Trust by a group of plumbers and their wives led by the Master and Mistress Plumber.  It was 150 years ago that Joseph Bazalgette designed and built the sewage system of London.  On the southern side of the Thames the raw swage made it's way to Crossness where it was necessary to install huge steam engine driven pumps the raise the effluent so it could enter the Thames Estuary.  Now long replaced by modern machinery, the original pumps are being restored by the CET.

    We were all left in awe by he size of the pumps that contributed so greatly to the health of London.  To read more click here  and for pictures taken during our visit here.   Click on the last picture with a white camera showing - wait a few seconds.

  • Liveryman honoured by the CIPHE

    Liveryman honoured by the CIPHE

    At the dinner following the Annual Lecture, Liveryman and St Michael Medallion holder, John Smartt was recognized by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering.  The Board Chairman, Past Master Prof Rodney Cartwright presented John with a certificate of Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his leadership and inspirational work for plumbing and the Chartered Institute.

    Click on the header to read the citation

  • Four New International Freemen of the Company

    Four New International Freemen of the Company

    Following the conference on Plumbing for Health the Master inducted as International Members and Freemen of the Company

    Stuart Henry from Perth Australia.  Principal Consultant at Aqua Global Consultants, Secretariat at World Plumbing Council, Owner/Principal at Aqua Global Consultants LLC, previous Managing Director at International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials R&T (IAPMO) Oceana

    Russ Chaney from the USA. Past Chairman World Plumbing Council, previous Executive Director/CEO American Society of Plumbing Engineers, previous Chief Executive Officer International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, 

    Jamie Bartram from the USA,  Don and Jennifer Holzworth Distinguished Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Director, The Water Institute at UNC, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    We welcome them all.   For more pictures click here.

    At the recent meeting of the World Plumbing Council in Germany, Assistant Robert Burgon welcomed Shayne La Combre from Australia into the Company as an International Member and Freeman.  Shayne  is the Deputy Chair of the World Plumbing Council.  He is the Chief Executive Officer of the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC).  PICAC is a unique facility offering world class training.  Prior to this Shayne held many senior plumbing positions including Director of Plumbing at Victoria’s plumbing industry regulator, the Plumbing Industry Commission.

  • A Challenge in Packaging - The Annual Lecture

    A Challenge in Packaging - The Annual Lecture

    The speaker at this year's Annual Lecture, Prof Jamie Bartram from the  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill both informed and stimulated the audience at the Royal College of Physicians.  He left us with the thought that we cannot continue to use increasing volumes of water to flush away human excreta from our homes and buildings.  The water supply is not limitless and many large cities already have supply problems.  The challenge is to think outside the box for sustainable ways that we can use for the disposal of excreta.  Can we treat in our homes and package up solid material for collection?

    Challenges were also presented at the conference on Plumbing for Health held during the day in conjunction with the Royal Society for Public Health, CIPHE, SNIPEF and SoPHE.  Some of the feed back can be found by clicking on the header.  For pictures click here.