Booking Form click hereLord Mayor’s Show Saturday, 14th November 2015 London All Day Admissions Interviews Tuesday, 17th November 2015 Wax Chandlers am Social Committee Tuesday, 1st December 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1030 Education Committee Tuesday, 1st December 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1330 Technical Committee Tuesday, 1st December 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1200 Freedom & Livery Committee Tuesday, 1st December 2015 Wax Chandlers Hall 1500 Carol Service Tuesday, 8th December 2015 St Magnus the Martyr. 6.30 pm Visit to London Gin Distillery & St Bride’s Church Wednesday, 13th January 2016
On the10th November the Senior Steward and Stewards invite you to join them in entertaining the Master and Wardens and in honouring the Immediate Past Master, Steve Hodkinson, at the 2015 Ladle Dinner and thanking him for all he has done in this our 650th Anniversary Year. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to dine at Barber Surgeons’ Hall, a short walk from either St Paul’s or Barbican Tube Stations in the City and close to the Company offices.
For details and booking form click here.
The 2015 Brigantes Winter Gathering takes place on Saturday 5th December in Ripon, Yorkshire, which, as mentioned in the Livery Committee Diary, is open to all Liverymen of the City of London. The previous event, the Brigantes Breakfast in Manchester in May, was attended by 230 Liverymen and spouses/partners, representing 73 Livery Companies.
For the 2015 Brigantes Winter Gathering we shall be at the annual Christmas Concert in the Nave of Ripon’s magnificent Cathedral, led by its acclaimed choristers, preceded for those who wish by a reception and early supper at the nearby Ripon Spa Hotel.
If you reside in the North of England, In this context, the North is defined as from Lincolnshire/Shropshire to the Scottish border, much of which is the area occupied by the Brigantes tribe in pre-Roman times, hence the name.
Full details including a booking and payment formcan be found by clicking here. Liverymen are welcome to complete and send the booking form or simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for the details.
We look forward to welcoming your Liverymen to a splendid evening of fellowship and music in beautiful surroundings.
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Glaziers Art Fair Evening Civic Receptionat Glaziers’ Hall
Tuesday 27 October 2015, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
The Master and Wardens of the Glaziers’ Company cordially invite you to this event at Glaziers’ Hall to celebrate the first-ever Glaziers’ Art Fair, in the presence of Alderman and Sheriff Charles Bowman, and the Mayor of Southwark Councillor Dora Dixon-Fyle. Click here for details and booking.
Professor Jamie Bartram, Director, The Water Institute, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the speaker at the Royal Society for Public Health webinar that will provide an overview and global picture of new threats to water safety and hygiene, covering recent achievements and innovations, future goals and current threats. This will include the international Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme and the effect that changing handwashing behaviours can have on public health.
To take part click here
The Golf Society has now completed its programme for the 2015 season with two events.
Firstly, our own golfing day at New Zealand Golf Club on the 31st July, followed by joining the Firefighters and Painter-Stainers at Wildernesse Golf club on the 4th September.
New Zealand was well attended with 39 golfers taking part. The Master and his Lady joined us for lunch and afterwards the Master presented the prizes to the competition winners. Graham Setterfield retained his trophy with 36 points after a countback with Michael Munro. The winner of the Guest's Trophy was Chris Greet with 38 points and Bob Hart was runner-up with 37 points. An excellent day on a superb golf course.
Seven of our members played at Wildernesse. David Hannam has done well there on previous occasions and this time he won the nearest -the-pin competition. This is the third year we have supported this event and we have been asked to take charge of next year's organisation. This course is one of the oldest in Kent and is used for qualification for major championships.
Next year's programme is taking shape and there should be at least 6 events. If you are a golfer come and join your fellow livery golfers in 2016. Contact the Hon Sec, Don Munro (for details log in to My Company and see members list) to be included on the mailing list.
The Master took part in the annual Charitable Sheep Drive across London Bridge last month. Sharon the sheep, seen forefront, joined them for what has become a very successful fundraiser organised by the Worshipful Company of Woolmen.
Alderman Jeffrey Evans, a past Prime Warden of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights , has been a familiar figure in the City since he was appointed Sheriff of the City of London Corporation. He will become the 688th Lord Mayor on November 13, taking over responsibility for running the City’s local authority.
Jeffrey has said he would make innovation the theme of his year-long term. “Innovation is a key part of London’s success, not just in my field of maritime services and logistics, but also in other important world-beating sectors of professional services, skills and education,” he said.
He is a good friend of the Plumbers' Company having attended many of our events with his wife Juliet. The Plumbers send him hearty congratulations and pledge their support in his coming year.
The Worshipful Company of Plumbers 650th Anniversary Ball, held in the imposing Prince Consort Rooms of the Honourable Royal Artillery Company, was enjoyed by nearly 200 Liverymen and their guests. A Charitable Auction and a Tombola raised over £12,000 for the Company Charity. We were very pleased that Neil Kerfoot, the Founder and Chief Executive of "Village by Village" was able to join us. "Village by Village" is a charity that the Company is actively supporting to work with children and their families in poor, rural Ghana.(Click here). We are helping them to provide inexpensive sanitation facilities and importantly, education in basic hygiene. "Village by Village" dramatically reduces child mortality. Plumbing in action does make a difference.
If you were not able to be present on Saturday but would like to help make a difference, please send a Gift Aided contribution to our charity. - Click here.