Lunch in Painter Stainers' HallInvestment Committee Tuesday, 30th September 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1345 Charity Trustees Tuesday, 30th September 2014 Wax Chandler's Hall 1445 Admissions Interviews Wednesday, 1st October 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1000 Livery Visit HMS Sultan Thursday, 2nd October 2014
An invitation from the Commanding OfficerMembership Committee Tuesday, 7th October 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1000 Freedom & Livery Committee Tuesday, 7th October 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1330 Finance Committee Tuesday, 7th October 2014 Wax Chandlers Hall 1515 The Imperial War Museum & the New First World War Galleries Tuesday, 14th October 2014
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Liveryman Ken Whitcombe, whom many of you will know is blind. You will have seen him at many Livery functions with his guide dog Greg. Click here to read his request to receive a grant from Lloyds Bank that does not require you to pay anything. The request is self-explanatory and the more text votes he gets the bigger the chance Visually Impaired Group will win the competition to receive a grant from Lloyds Bank. If you have a mobile phone please send the text as soon as you receive this message and help him win the very well deserved grant.
Sample Plumbers' Fellowship. Early booking is recommended to ensure a place.
18th September The Annual Liveries Walk The Master’s Fundraiser for the Plumbers’ Charity. Support the Master, with gown, bonnet and full regalia, and Past master David Hamilton. For details click here.
28th September St Michael's Day Service The service of veneration to the Patron Saint of the Company, St Michael the Archangel, will be held this year at 11am on Sunday 28th September 2014 at St Magnus-the-Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street, EC3 followed by lunch in the crypt. Book here
29th September Election of the Lord Mayor Alderman Alan Yarrow, the Alderman for Bridge Ward, in which the Company Church sits, is standing for election this year. Click here
14th October The Imperial War Museum & the New First World War Galleries Click here.
22nd October Installation Day Come and be a witness at the Installation of the next Master. Click here
8th November Bonfire Night Cruise on the Thames Click here
Have you remembered your Quarterage? Click here
Exercise your right as a Lveryman and participate in the Election of the nect Lord Mayor. Alderman Alan Yarrow, the Alderman for Bridge Ward, in which the Company Church sits, is standing for election this year.
The election will be followed by lunch in Paiter Stainers' Hall. For details and booking click here.
Tickets are now available for a Grandstand seat at the Lord Mayor's Show on 8th November 2015. Please note that those wanting to buy Grandstand Tickets must apply direct and not through the office. For flier and booking form click here.
The new Master and Wardens will be installed in St Magnus-the-Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street, followed by the Installation Service on Wednesday 22nd October 2014. After the Service, the Master-Elect, Steve Hodkinson, and his wife Jane invite you to join them for a champagne and canapé reception at Vintners’ Hall, Upper Thames Street. This will be followed by a served 2-course lunch with wine in the historic main hall, to which they would be delighted if you could join them.
For further details and booking form click here.
The magnificent Skinners’ Hall at the unforgettable address of 8 ½ Dowgate Hill was the setting for this year’s Autumn Festival Dinner on Tuesday 16 September.
Dating back to 1686 the Hall was the ideal venue for one of the most important events in the Plumbers’ calendar. Having been received by the Master, Upper Warden and their Ladies over 100 Liverymen and their guests, including 9 Masters from other Liveries, made their way to the roof garden for drinks – a delightful spot on a warm evening with its olive trees and fountain.
Drinks were followed by dinner in the Banqueting Hall. Before the meal was served the Master extended a warm welcome to all those present and in particular to Marlie Packer, a plumber, who was a member of the triumphant England Ladies World Cup Rugby Squad. To mark Marlie’s part in this sporting achievement the Master presented her with a certificate and a Plumber’s silver ladle. An excellent dinner followed during which we were entertained to a charming musical interlude provided by students from the Guild Hall School of Music and Drama.
The dinner concluded with a speech on behalf of the guests by the Master of the Merchant Taylors which was followed by a Stirrup Cup. So ended another splendid evening of excellent food, wine and fellowship.
Liveryman Ken Newnham
Marlie Packer was presented with a silver ladle and a certificate by the Master at the Autumn Festival Dinneer, She tweets "Thank you every one @PlumbersCompany for a fabulous evening and for the lovely gift which I will treasure."
She may have just won the Women's Rugby World Cup but life goes on for England Rugby flanker Marlie Packer as she returns to her day job as a plumber. When she’s not out fixing blocked drains and repairing broken toilets, Marlie plays for London Wasps Ladies as a Flanker having started out her career as a five-year-old with Ivel Barbarians. After a successful stint with Bath, she eventually moved on to play for Bristol in 2009. She then joined London Wasps in 2013 where she continues to train twice a week. She has represented England U19, U20 and England A before winning a full cap when England beat Sweden 80-3 in the European Championships in Limoges in May 2008.
Congratulations to Liveryman Terry Fillary who attended Buckingham Palace, accompanied by his wife Betty, to receive his well deserved MBE Award.
A most intimate group, including the Master, was led by enthusiastic local guides Darian Mitchell and Peter Darrah on one of the most intriguing, enjoyable and relaxing walks one could ever wish for in the later summer sunshine. We followed the London end of Sir Hugh Myddelton’s (1560-1631) fantastic ambitious engineering scheme to bring fresh water from Hertfordshire to the City of London citizens via an artificial canal, from the 19th century Stoke Newington reservoirs to the termination site of the New River Head ponds near Sadler’s Wells, in Rosebury Avenue, a walk of some five miles.
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