Lunch at Pewterers' Hall
The Lord Mayor, Alderman Fiona Woolf is coming to the Master's Day at the Weald and Downland Museum at Singleton on Sunday 27th July. All children under 10 years of age can attend FREE. Spend a great day in good company at a venue that has attractions for all ages. In particular there will be a live demonstration of lead work in the Plumbers' workshop - not to be missed. To top it all, lunch with the Lord Mayor. For further information on the venue click here.
Details to follow but put the date in your diary NOW.
Liverymen who were admitted to the Livery before 31st May 2013 and who wish to vote for the Sheriffs and other Officers should note that you are summoned to meet at the Guildhall on Tuesday 24th June 2014 by 11.45am. The Lord Mayor will take the chair at 12 noon precisely. Lunch following in Pewterers' Hall.
Details and Booking click here.
The challenges related to drinking-water supplies in rural areas and small towns are of notable concern across the entire European Region. The Protocol recognizes that improving the situation of small-scale water supplies is thus a priority area of work. This particularly includes continuing advocacy for adoption and scale-up of WSPs and ongoing capacity building, as well as providing tools – such as this field guide – to support local WSP uptake and implementation. For your copy click here.
An essential update following the new Approved Code of Practice on the control of Legionella from the Health and Safety Executive at the Royal Society for Public Health on Thursday 15th May 2014.
This one day conference, discussion and networking opportunity to meet the authors of the ACoP.
For details click here.
Join the Master for lunch at Ironmongers' Hall on Monday 12th May for a great time of fellowship and an ideal time to introduce friends and colleagues toi the Livery
A group of Liverymen and guests were led by Chris Davey, the Managing Director of OW Loeb Ltd on a trip up the Rhône Valley thorugh the medium of wine tasting. Three white wines and six reds were sampled with a full explanation given for each.
A light finger buffet followed in what was a very enjoyable evening of Fellowship.
It is one of the high lights of the Livery Year and this year’s United Guilds’ Service was no exception. The Company pew was again filled for this celebration and reminder that we are a Worshipful Company.
The first Past Masters' Lunch was held in Wax Chandlers' Hall on 2nd April 2014. Twenty two Past Masters were in attendance, including some of those who had taken Emeritus Status, together with the Master, the Upper Warden and Senior Assistant. The Father of the Company PM David Thomson was accompanied by his wife Patience. The total time served on Court by those present was 486 years.
A very successful Conservation of Historic Leadwork CPD course took place at Norman & Underwood, Leicester, on Friday28th March , with Court Assistant Peter Rumley (2nd Left), Liveryman Jon Castleman (5th Left and CEO of Norman & Underwood) and Liveryman Peter Cheesman (7th Left); with other delegates, standing in front of the sand bed for casting sheet lead. The course is supported by the Company, CIPHE, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, The Historic Houses Association, The Institute of Historic Building Conservation and Norman & Underwood. The morning was given over to the problems of historic leadwork conservation by Dr Peter Rumley, followed by a demonstration of sand casting of sheet lead, as it was done centuries ago, such as the leadwork on St Paul’s Cathedral cast by Matthew Roberts (Master 1701) and his son Joseph Roberts (Master 1711 and Serjaunt Plumber to the King’s Works). Lunch was kindly provided by Norman & Underwood and practical sessions of wiping lead joints, mould casting and lead welding continued afterwards. Further CPD course’s will be conducted to cover this fascinating and neglected area of historic building conservation.