Providing Charitable Support

The Company Charity actively supports education in plumbing and youth work in the City including a Sea Cadet Unit with Cadet Kira.

Support the Craft

Craig, from New College Durham, was the winning student plumber in this the Centenary Year of the JB Wilkinson Shield Award.

Proud to be part of the City

The Master Nick Gale says ‘The Plumbers are proud to put something back into our Craft, our Charity and the City; Come and join us’

Latest news

  • Free food for the kids!

    Posted on 16th April 2014 Free food for the kids!

    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.

  • New HSE ACoP Part 2: The control of legionella bacteria in hot and cold water

    Posted on 14th April 2014

    This latest advice is on the web.  Click here.

    Presentation by HSE at the Royal Society for Public Health 15th May.  Details here.

  • Exercising your right as a Liveryman - Election of Sheriffs

    Posted on 14th April 2014

    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.

  • Water Safety Plans need Plumbers

    Posted on 10th April 2014 Water Safety Plans need Plumbers

    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.

  • Legionnaires’ disease – exploring the implications of the new HSE ACoP

    Posted on 7th April 2014 Legionnaires’ disease – exploring the implications of the new HSE ACoP

    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.

  • A lunch not to miss!

    Posted on 31st March 2014

    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

Recent events

  • A tasting trip up the Rhône Valley

    A tasting trip up the Rhône Valley

    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.

  • The Livery gathers in St Paul’s Cathedral

    The Livery gathers in St Paul’s Cathedral

    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.

  • Past Masters’ Lunch

    Past Masters’ Lunch

    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.

  • Conservation of Historic Leadwork

    Conservation of Historic Leadwork

    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.