Details to followInstallation Court Tuesday, 16th October 2018 Vintners' Hall 1000 Installation & Lunch Tuesday, 16th October 2018 St Magnus the Martyr Church & Vintners' hall Lord Mayor’s Show Saturday, 10th November 2018 Transport Museum Visit POSTPONED Monday, 12th November 2018 Aldwych Station in the Evening
Date will be published when knownAdmissions Interviews Tuesday, 13th November 2018 WCoP Office 1030 Ladle Dinner Wednesday, 21st November 2018 Venue TBC 1800 Social Committee Tuesday, 4th December 2018 WCoP Office 1100
Another year has passed and on 16th October Dame Fiona Woolf will be installed as Master for the ensuing year in St Magnus-the-Martyr Church, Lower Thames Street. At the same ceremony, Dr Peter Rumley will be installed as Upper Warden and Nick Jones as Renter Warden. They all look forward to the honour of serving our ancient Company. Following the Installation Service, you are all welcome to a champagne reception at Vintners’ Hall, Upper Thames Street, which will be followed by a three-course luncheon with wine in the historic main hall. Click here for flyer and booking form.
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The Senior Steward, Ian Smith and Stewards invite you to join them in entertaining the Master and Wardens and in honouring the Immediate Past Master, Robert Burgon, at the 2018 Ladle Dinner and thanking him for all he has done in his year.
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The events secretary of the City of London Branch of the Royal Society of St George and next year is the 125th anniversary of the society has written to our Company to inform us that the Guildhall has been booked for a celebration Banquet on Tuesday 23rd April 2019 and as the Queen is their patron they hope to have a member of the Royal Family in attendance and a guest speaker and hopefully the Mayoral party.
He asks us to make anote of the date in our diaries. The calling notice will go out towards the end of January and they hope to fill Guildhall and can only do this with the support of other City organisations, the cost of the event will be in line with other events held at Guildhall. (£125)
St Bride's Church off Fleet Street is recognised as the as the church of the media & the press. It is also well used by and visited by Livery Companies. The story of St Bride's is inextricably woven into the history of the City of London. By the time the Great Fire of 1666 left the church in ruins, a succession of churches had existed on the site for about a millennium. The building's most recent incarnation was designed by Sir Christopher Wren in 1672 in Fleet Street in the City of London, though Wren's original building was largely gutted by fire during the London Blitz in 1940.
The church has a varied programme of services this autumn to which Liverymen and their families are warmly invited. The annual Act of Remembrance, on Sunday 11th November, carries extra significance this year as it falls on the centenary of the Armistice ending World War I. The choir will sing Duruflé's Requiem accompanied by the St Bride's Orchestra and our sermon will be preached by Barbara Neubert, Anglican pastor of St Paul's Church, Berlin.
For the full programme click here.
The Treloar’s Art Lecture will be delivered on 14th November. 17th Century Dutch art is quite different from anything that had gone before. It dealt with the real lives of its people: at times ordered, at others bawdy or self-important, and occasionally tragic. This lecture will examine why this is so.
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Our Golf Captain, Liveryman Richard Harvey reports
“Four intrepid members of the Plumbers Company Golf Society joined sixteen other teams to play the annual Lord Mayors Charity Golf Day on Monday 17th September. The venue was the stunning Moor Park golf course in Hertfordshire – a course well known (and feared) to me, but a new one to my colleagues: Michael Munro, Luke and Tony Peters.
The day began with the usual golfers fare of coffee and bacon rolls, Mulligans were purchased, nearest the pin entries were purchased and raffle tickets were purchased too (but we did get a goody bag!) – all in aid of the Lord Mayors Charity. We started well with Michael recording his name on the first “nearest the pin” - but sadly this was plundered by another player later in order.
We completed our round and enjoyed Pimms on the magnificent terrace before a scrumptious three course lunch in the Mansion itself. A silent auction of wonderful things took place, and we were treated to a speech by the Lord Mayor Charles Bowman. We came very much “mid table” in the order of merit – a thoroughly decent performance by the Plumbers.
We departed with full stomachs, happy hearts and dreams of what might have been.”
Well, not quite correct but this week does see the 40th Blog from our Master Robert. He and the Mistress are still working hard at representing the Plumbers' in the City as well as ensuring that our own house is in good order. Read the "Ruby" edition by clicking here.
Something every day, finishing with the Master’s Weekend in Edinburgh - phew! Read the Blog by clicking here.
What a day. All of the above plus a close up of the Kelpies and a magnificent dinner at the Museum of Scotland. Thanks on behalf of the attendees were expressed by Past Masters John Rae and Charles Smith. This is but a taster, a fuller report will follow but click here for some pictures.