For those not going on the Master's weekend the City festival is running a "wrenathon" around the 17 wren churches. Starts at 8am and there are concerts at more or less hourly intervals. Entrance free! Starts stmichael cornhill.
The WET 10 is moving into pastures new (or perhaps I shouldn’t have said that as we want to stay on the track!). The Glover’s Company is organising a fun day out at the Daytona Kart Track at Sandown Racecourse on Sunday 26th July all in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. The Lord Mayor is competing, as are the Sheriffs. And the WET 10 is entering a team; its secretary is one of the drivers (that’s me if you didn’t know!), together with Barry Dennis’ son (Barry is one of the co-Chairmen of the WET 10 if you didn’t know that either!) and two others (A secret! The Stig?). Come along and support us. Please click here for the booking form to apply for tickets and cheer us on. Food and refreshments will be available in tented pavilions or you can bring a picnic. The Master and Jane will be there.
Air Cdre Paul Nash OBE, Clerk, The Worshipful Company of Plumbers
In recognition of the recent resurgence in the popularity of wallpaper and the fact that the Painter-Stainers’ Company played a leading role in its development and manufacture, which was first mentioned in a Company document of 1626 there will be an evening function entitled " From Pomegranate to Apple. Wallpaper design – Past, Present & Future"
Why not join the Painter-Stainers for this evening. For details click here.
The Worshipful Company of Water Conservators presents their annual lecture on 2nd July when Martin Baggs (CEO, Thames Water), Sarah Mukhergee (Environment Director, Water UK), Mark Lane (Chairman, British Water) and Tim Curtis will be considering a challenge that faces us all. Come and hear them. For details click here.
38 Edward III. A.D. 1365. Click here
The Election Addresses for the Shrieval Candidates, Alderman Charles Bowman and Dr Christine Rigden, can be found by clicking here.
Past Master Edward Hopkinson reports that the Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of Sir John, was a very special and moving service. St. Mary's Church, Hayling Island, is a particularly picturesque medieval church which provided an ideal setting for the Service. Sir John and Pat were members of the congregation for many years and the whole event was conducted in a very warm and intimate manner., There were a great number of people at the Church; I would estimate some 250.
During the Service, his son Richard spoke of his recollections of his Father, which confirmed that Sir John was a particularly gifted man who had a varied and interesting life. He was also very much a 'family man'. Richard also spoke of his Father's time as a Liveryman of the Plumbers' Company and mentioned that the Company was represented at the Service.
Attending from the Livery were; myself, Geoff Marsh and his wife Ann, George Banks and his wife Hillary, Steven Schrier and his wife Sheila and Michael Lewis, Clerk to the Company 1970 - 1975, and his wife Christine.
The reception was held at the Newtown House Hotel.
The June edition of the bi-monthly electronic newsletter, Livery Briefing is now available by clicking here.
The content draws heavily on the News pages at the Livery Committee website, http://www.liverycompanies.info/library/livery-briefing/ where you can find details and links to a host of livery related information. Back numbers of earlier Briefings are in the Library at the website, as is this one.
Also at the Livery Committee website is a copy of the Committee's annual report to the Livery, presented today at Common Hall.
Terry Stepehnson has been inducted as the President of the CIPHE for 2015-16 by the retiring President Kevin McCallister. We look forward to welcoming him to Livery functions.
At the Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering held in Chester on Saturday 20th June, Nick Gale was installed as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Nick who is one of our Past Masters succeeds Rodney Cartwright who is also a Past Master.
The CIPHE and the Livery Company are two separate bodies but have some mutual aims. The Livery responds positively in supporting the CIPHE when requested.
Congratulations to Nick.