For full details click here.Social Commitee Tuesday, 12th July 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1400 Membership Committee Tuesday, 12th July 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1030 Finance Committee Tuesday, 12th July 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1200 Admissions Interviews Tuesday, 19th July 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1000 Court of Assistants & Court Dinner Tuesday, 26th July 2016 Pewterers' Hall 1600 Visit to Ashridge during September Thursday, 1st September 2016
Date to be decided. Set in 190 acres of gardens, Ashridge House is majestically nestled in National Trust woodland in the rolling Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire.Plumbers’, Painter-Stainers’, Firefighter’ Golf Competition Friday, 2nd September 2016 Wildernesse Golf Club Technical Committee Tuesday, 13th September 2016 Carpenters' Hall 1200
The Golf Society's programme is now underway. Already three events have taken place : our member's day was at Brookmans Park on the 5th May. We entered teams in the Prince Arthur Cup at Walton Heath, where 54 livery companies competed in this prestigious competition, and at Porters Park in a day organised by the Pewterers. All were very enjoyable.
The season continues with inter-Livery days at Verulam, Sunningdale Ladies and Wildernesse. Our own major
Golfing Day at New Zealand Golf Club is on July 29th where we hope to have at least 30 competitors. The Master plans to join us for lunch and present prizes. ( We do eat as well as play golf.) All members of the Livery are welcome to join the Society and New Zealand and Wildernesse are still open to new members. If interested, please contact the Hon Sec, Liveryman Don Munro. We have also entered a team in the Lord Mayor's Golf Charity Day at Stoke Poges on July 11th. This is being organised by The City Livery Club Golf Society on behalf of the Lord Mayor's Charity Appeal. It also celebrates their half centenary as an independent society. Unfortunately it coincides with the last day of the Master's Weekend. The diary is rather crowded at this time of year. There are three golfing days within a period of eight days. If you are a golfer, come and join us. Follow the example of our latest recruit, Liveryman Albert Chinn, who is 83 years old and a liveryman for 25 years. He plans to join us at New Zealand Golf Club.
The two Sheriffs of the City, Alderman Charles Bowman and myself will be touring the City on horseback on 27th July, and raising funds for the Sheriffs’ & Recorder’s Fund in the process. This very worthwhile cause provides small grants to London ex-offenders, helping them into work and changing their lives.
Wearing our full Shrieval kit, complete with swords, we will have a mounted escort of officers of the HAC Light Cavalry, and City of London Police. It should be quite a sight and, as a complete novice on horseback, I am learning to ride for the occasion - I need all the support I can get!
Charles and me would be really grateful if you would sponsor us – we suggest a donation of just £10. This can be done via our Just Giving page– http://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sheriffs, or by texting to CBCR66 £10 to 70070
Very many thanks indeed for your support.
With all best wishes,
Christine (Dr CH Rigden, Sheriff of the City of London, Central Criminal Court, Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH)
Past Steward Mike Horwood is asking you to give extra support to our Charity by sponsoring him as a participant in the Lakesman Triathlon. Click on the header for more details.
The Master, Mrs Erica Stary, is delighted to invite you, your partner and any other guests you would like to bring to join her for the Autumn Festival Dinner to be held this year in Stationers’ Hall. The Stationers’ Company is one of the oldest Livery Companies of the City of London and was founded in 1403.
Details & Booking Form click here.
The Lord Mayor Alderman the Lord Mountevans invites The Worshipful Company of Plumbers to support some of the exciting events that are coming up over the next few months in aid of the Lord Mayor’s Appeal. These events will help raise money and awareness for the Appeal’s two primary beneficiaries – JDRF, the type 1 diabetes charity, and the Sea Cadets – both of which do tremendous, life-changing work. Click here for details.
Please note bookings to be made direct and not through our office.
At a special ceremony on 21st June 2016, the Master Plumber, Mrs Erica Stary, formally presented a lead Planter to Alderman Dame Fiona, who in turn presented it to the City of London. It was received by Graeme Smith, Chairman of the Chairman Open Spaces & City Gardens for the City. Also present for the ceremony where the Chief Commoner, Michael Welbank MBE, the City Chamberlain of London, Dr Peter Kane, the Remembrancer, Paul Double and the Clerk to the Chamberlain’s Court, Murray Craig.
It is with much sadness that we have learnt of the death of Past Master John Jones FRIBA. His widow Gloria has left a short message to say that he passed away on 29th May 2016. The funeral has already taken place and it was a quiet family affair.
John joined the Company in 1971 and was Master in 1994
On a bright Sunday morning, twenty four Liverymen and guests met at The Monument to begin a walk with an experienced London Blue Guide, Sarah Fordham, along the route taken by “The Great Fire of London” in 1666, which started at a bakery at nearby Pudding Lane and ended close to Smithfield Market. It was the enormous physical destruction of London during the Great Fire of 1666 that helped end a vicious plague and initiate a much-needed radical rebuilding of the City with results much in evidence still today. Thanks largely to the genius of master-planner and architect Sir Christopher Wren, the post-fire City has left us such a rich historical vein to explore. The tour traced the all-consuming fire's route from the Monument to Leadenhall, Cheapside and St Paul's to consider its greatest legacy landmarks, with the guide stopping at all of the significant locations, giving a detailed resume at each. The tour finished where the conflagration ended: at the edge of the City walls at Smithfield where more than one building just managed to escape the flames. Sarah’s detailed knowledge of “The Fire” led to a thoroughly interesting visit, which was followed by an excellent traditional Sunday Lunch at “Smiths” (no relation!!) in Smithfield.
Our Annual Lecture, The Ironbridge Weekend. Livery work and a trip to Edinburgh. Read all about it by clicking here.