A Behind the Scenes Tour of Tower Bridge.
This exclusive tour takes you to areas unseen by Exhibition ticket holders. Led by an experienced Technical Officer, visitors will view the Bridge control rooms where they can see both new and old bridge lifting equipment, and down to the immense Bascule Chambers that reach below the river bed. This also includes a Personal Guided tour of Tower Bridge Exhibition, including the Walkways and Victorian Engine Rooms. Please note that this tour features steep stairs and confined areas.World Plumbing Day Conference & the Annual Lecture Wednesday, 11th March 2015 Royal Society for Public Health, 28 Portland Place 1000 - 1630
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
Anyone who has spent a penny in the toilet al St Magns knows that it is a less than pleasant experience There is only one toilet for use by the congregation and by other groups who use the church. This can sometimes include three classes of small school children on a field trip to Pudding Lane! It needs a total refurbishment, which will cost in the region of £2500.
Considering that the Worshipful Company of Plumbers has a historic link with the church, with the Master's approval, Liveryman Philip Warner, the Cardinal Rector of St Magnus, is turning to the livery for help in this matter, and asking everyone to ‘spend a penny', or indeed, rather more.
At the Carol Service there was no collection plate but a basket at he back took just under £500 and a further £100 has been donated through the Office. Your contribution will be gratefully received and if you have your cheque book handy, please make one out to 'St Magnus PCC'.
Post it to The Church Warden St Magnus Vestry House, Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6DN or send it via our Clerk. Either way, if you pay tax in this country, please ensure you attach a signed note that includes your name and address stating ‘ I am a UK taxpayer intending tax to be reclaimed on the enclosed donation made under the Gift Aid Scheme’.
The Master, Wardens, Clerk and the Office Staff wish you all a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.
Another opportunity for a sumptuous lunch with the Master, friends, family and colleagues in the lovely Ironmomgers' Hall. Monday 19 January 2015 Cost £46
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Plumbing for Health: World Plumbing Day at the Royal Society for Public Health 28 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LY
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. Click here to book your place now. Reduced rates for Liverymen.
Our Annual Lecture given by Professor Jamie Bartram, an international leader in water, sanitation and health, follows in the evening. Click here to find out more about Water, Sanitation & Health from the World Health Organization.
The Office will close at lunchtime on Wednesday 17th December and reopen on Monday 5th January 2015
UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water 2014
2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation1
1 billion people practice open defecation, nine out of ten in rural areas
748 million people lack access to improved drinking-water
1.8 billion people use a source of drinking-water that is faecally contaminated1
HUNDREDS of millions of people have no access to soap and water to wash their hands, preventing a basic act that would empower them to block the spread of disease.
Read more here.
One of IWA’s major successes this year, the World Water Congress & Exhibition. The Congress synthesis report that provides an overview of the main highlights of the Congress is attached. It documents the key discussions and debates that took place in Lisbon. Click here to obtain your copy.
If there was one message from the debates and discussions at the Congress it is that, when it comes to securing our water future, we have an enormous opportunity to get it right. This is something that you, the IWA network of members, contribute to on a daily basis. The Synthesis Report reflects this optimism, while recognising the enormous challenges ahead.
On Thursday 11th December at Merchant Taylors Hall in the City of London, Masters and representatives of 24 Livery Companies assembled for a special event organised by the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Association for Greater London. Accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, Sir David Brewer, Field Marshal Sir John Chapple presented each of the Worshipful Companies with a numbered copy of ‘Stepping Forward’
The church of St Magnus the Martyr rang out with the joyful singing of Cristmas Carols at the annual Company Carol Service. Six readings from the bible took us through the Christmas story and the choir introduced us to "Gaudete Christus Est Natus" a special 14th Century carol to celebrate our 650th anniversary. Do join us next year.
On 11th November 2014, sixteen Past Master’s ladies of the Plumbers’ Company gathered at The Coopers’ Hall in Devonshire Square for the fourteenth annual Past Master’s Ladies Luncheon. They were warmly welcomed at the door by their Hostess Mrs Diana Paterson-Fox, and Past Master Antony was waiting downstairs with a much welcome glass of champagne. Following a happy time of fellowship and chat, the Clerk of the Coopers’ Company, Lt Col Adrian Carroll, gave a very interesting introduction and history of the Company in the wonderful ambience of the Museum.
There followed a delicious lunch served in the magnificent Dining Room, with the table grandly decorated with some of the Company Silver. Following lunch and a lot more chat, a toast was proposed to ourselves and to the founder of this wonderful occasion, Past Master John Rae.
Past Master John Rae introduced the idea of a Past Master’s Ladies Lunch. The first lunch was organised by Past Master Charles Smith on 21st November 2001 and was hosted by immediate Past Master’s lady Mrs Judy Moir. The luncheons are now usually held on the same day as Ladle Dinner and hosted by the Past Master’s Lady of 2 years before.