Our Charity Supports Trainee Plumbers

Lance Corporal Martin Lambeth was the top Army Trainee Plumber in 2013. The Master presented him with a Company Award and Freedom of the Company.

Support the Craft

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

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’

Forthcoming events

Latest news

  • Plumbing for Health

    Posted on 1st March 2015 Plumbing for Health

    We are almost there!!  Have you booked your place for this fantastic conference and the Annual Lecture.  Expert speakers for the UK and the USA.  Do not miss this opportunity to get CPD credits.

    For details click conference or lecture.

  • 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 Palmerly and his consort and Sheriff Fiona Adler and her consort.

    For details click here.

  • Master’s Weekend - Visit the Champagne Country

    Posted on 1st March 2015 Master’s Weekend - Visit the Champagne Country

    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."

    Click here for coloured brochure and here for a booking form.

  • United Guilds’ Service - St Paul’s Cathedral - Friday 20th March 2015

    Posted on 10th February 2015 United Guilds’ Service - St Paul’s Cathedral - Friday 20th March 2015

    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.

  • Our Annual Lecture plus a Conference - Plumbing For Health

    Posted on 10th February 2015 Our Annual Lecture plus a Conference - Plumbing For Health

    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 clerk@plumberscompany.org.uk 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.

     For details and booking click here.  The days programme click here

  • Visit to Crossness Pumping Station 24th March

    Posted on 4th February 2015 Visit to Crossness Pumping Station  24th March

    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.

Recent events

  • Behind the Scenes Visit to Tower Bridge

    Behind the Scenes Visit to Tower Bridge

    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.
     

  • Do Plumbers get confused or was it the SatNav?

    Do Plumbers get confused or was it the SatNav?

    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.

  • Out of the frying pan!! - Update

    Out of the frying pan!! - Update

    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

  • Kings and Plumbers

    Kings and Plumbers

    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.