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Our Master this year is Dame Fiona Woolf

I will continue the forward-thinking promotion of present and future plumbers in their service to society, charities and care of water resources.

Supporting the Craft

Historic lead crafts still have a place in modern society. Witness them in our museum at Amberley..

Latest news

  • GDPR - Our Privacy Notice

    Posted on 24th April 2018

    In compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation the Plumbers’ Company Privacy Notice can be found by clicking here.

  • Our first lady Liveryman

    Posted on 21st January 2019 Our first lady Liveryman

    In 2010, ago a practising lady plumber was informed in no uncertain terms by a member of another Company that only men could become Liverymen.  She was rapidly informed that for the Plumbers' Company, this was incorrect and shortly afterwards she was clothed as of our Livery.  At the time we were not aware that a mere 294 years previously, on 20th September 1724 to be exact, Sarah, the daughter of Joseph Sergeant, at the ripe age of 49, entered the stamped book of the Company’s freedoms, by patrimony.    Not only is the evidence in the Company Freedom book but we also have found a copy of her Freedom Application that she "as a Citizen and Plumor of LONDON, desires to be admitted into the Freedom of this City by Patrimony, in the Company of Plumors" dated "27 Day of April in the 16th of Charles 2nd and in the Year of our Lord 1664".

    We cannot, however, claim to be the first Company to admit ladies as  Palfreyman's book "London Livery Companies" mentions (page 21)  "the first female Scrivener in 1665; while the 1495 Ordinances of the Cooks' Company, for example, refer to "Freemaidens" and the 1333 Ordinances of the Carpenters' Brotherhood mention both "brother" and also "soster"."  Later, in the same section, Palfreyman notes that in 1537 the Saddlers had "three Free Sisters" on its rolls.

    Read about the Sergeant family and see the the full Freedom Certificate by clicking here.

  • The New Clerk accepts the Charge

    Posted on 18th January 2019 The New Clerk accepts the Charge

    At the Court meeting in January 2019, Adrian Mumford accepted the Charge  "You shall be true to our Sovereign Lady The Queen's Majesty, her heirs and successors. You shall be obedient to the Master and Wardens of the Art or Misterye of Plommery for the time being. And you shall do and perform all other matters justly and truly which to your Office appertaineth, so far as your ability will extend and you lawfully may do. So help you God."

    In doing so, Adrian becomes the next Clerk of the Company.,

  • Plumbing News – Looking to the future

    Posted on 18th January 2019 Plumbing News – Looking to the future

    The CIPHE working in partnership with the Society of Public Health Engineers, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and JA Brooks has developed a Plumbing Centre of Excellence at Havering College. 
    This educational project is supported by SoPHE initiatives for young engineers including the Chris Sneath (a Past Master of the Plumbers’Company) Bursary and the Dr Steve Ingle Award.  The Institution of Engineering and Technology has elected Past Master Chris Sneath as a Fellow of the Institute
    Past Master Chris Sneath as chairman of WaterSafe reports: “It’s been a busy year again for WaterSafe, now in its fifth year, and we have over 5,700 members qualified to work safely with the drinking water in your community – from homes to hospitals. We plan to work just as hard this year to help keep the UK’s drinking water as fresh, safe and wholesome at the tap as ever; and make sure even more consumers know where to go to for plumbing expertise to ensure that their chosen plumber is skilled, competent and qualified."

    Read more from WaterSafe by clicking here.

  • The Plumbers always prepare well in advance. Do you?

    Posted on 17th January 2019 The Plumbers always prepare well in advance. Do you?

    You will all have a diary for 2019 but how full are the December pages?  Ensure that the Guildhall Christmas Market is one entry.  This a great opportunity to purchase Christmas presents and support the Red Cross.   It is the major fund raiser for the City Branch of the Red Cross and this year there will be a “Sparkling Preview” on Monday Evening 25th November  The Preview is always well supported by Liverymen.  It will be held in the Guildhall in the Presence of Princess Alexandria and the full Mayoral party.  Put the date in your diary NOW.  Hope to see you there. For further details  and ticket reservation click here.

  • You can share in the work of a Company Asset

    Posted on 16th January 2019 You can share in the work of a Company Asset

    If you have been to one our functions you will have seen this man with a camera - he is Michael O'Sullivan the Company photographer.  What better way of remembering an occasion than by visting his web site and ordering a copy of a picture of you or your friends.

    Michael generously provides many of the photos for this web site.    

Recent events

  • Death of Maggie Munro, wife of Liveryman Don Munro

    It is with much sadness that we have to announce the death of Maggie Munro, the wife of Liveryman Don Munro, who passed away yesterday evening, 21 January 2019, after a short battle with cancer. Along with Don she was a great supporter of the Company and regularly accompanied him at all our functions. There will be a private cremation and a celebration of her life later in the year.

  • Presentation of the St Michael Medallion

    Presentation of the St Michael Medallion

    On Tuesday 15th January, the Master presented Liveryman Peter Cheesman with the St Michael Medallion.  This Company Award is made to any person who, or organisation which, has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of Plumbing.  Peter is the 30th recipient of the Award since its conception in 1951.  He has made an exceptional contribution to the education of plumbers and has used his considerable expertise in leadwork at the Company museum at Singleton now at Amberley.  The full proposal for him being given this award can be read by clicking here.

  • Armed Services Awards

    Armed Services Awards

    At a meeting of the Court of this Worshipful Company hoIden at Ironmongers' Hall, in the City of London on the 23rd day of April 1998. it was unanimously resolved to make annual Awards to the best trainee rating at HMS Sultan qualifying in Metalwork and to the best student completing the Hydraulics Phase of the Airframe Training Course at Royal Air Force Cosford.  The Commodore of HMS Sultan has notified the Worshipful Company that Leading Engineering Technician Thomas William Davies has been selected for the 2017 Royal Navy award and Leading Engineering Technician Eleanor Charlotte Brookes for the 2018 Royal Navy award.  The Commandant of the Defence College Aeronautical Engineering, RAF Cosford, has notified the Worshipful Company that Senior Aircraftsman (Technician) Stuart James Robert Thompson has been selected for the 2017 Royal Air Force award.

    The awards were duly presented by the Master at the lunch following the Court meeting on 15th January. (Click here for photos)  At the Court meeting, the three awardees were invested with the Freedom of the Company. 

  • Ten New Liverymen

    Ten New Liverymen

    At the Court meeting on 15th January, ten candidates were clothed as of the Livery.  We welcome Liverymen Paul Rutland (Railway Engineer), Robert Stanley Swain (Management Consultant), Jamie Fisher (Sales Director Monument Tools), John Collier (Chairman Monument Tools), James Harry Albert Taylor (M&E Engineer), Jake Stephen Pestell (Recycling Company Designer), Simon Harvey (MEP Engineering Project Manager), Kevin Patrick Thomas (Chartered Accountant), Andrew George James (RN Officer) and Ian Richard Cohen (Chartered Accountant).