The date for the next Banquet will be Wednesday 21st March 2018 not as previously expected the 19th. The date into diaries please.
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Note that Robert will be posting regular fascinating bits of information before and during his year as Master.
Yes on Tuesday 24th October Robert Burgon will be installed as the new Master Plumber. Why not take part in this ceremony? Details and a booking form can be found by clicking here.
What is 250 metres long ( 6 meters longer than Tower Bridge), weighs 130 tonnes, is the same weight as 520,000 packets of lard or 11 double decker buses?
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Election of the Lord Mayor and Lunch at Painters’ Hall– Friday 29th September 2017
Eligibility for election as Lord Mayor requires candidates to be an alderman, and to have served the office of the sheriff. Typically there will be just three or four such qualified candidates, and all liverymen (who have been liverymen since May the previous year) are eligible to vote for two of them, at Common Hall in Guildhall on Michalemas Day (29th September). The Court of Aldermen then decide which of the two will be the next Lord Mayor, to take office the following November. The Court's position on the Mayoralty for 2017/18 is already clear . At the election of the Lord Mayor this year, if Alderman Charles Bowman is one of the two Aldermen whose name is returned by the Livery to the Court, then he will be elected.
As a liveryman you can take part in the elction if you have were admitted to the Livery before September 2016. For booking form and lunch reservation click here
Drew Styles, from Wigan, has been crowned the UK Plumber of the Year 2017, in the nationwide competition run by JT, Bristan and Wolseley Plumb Center. Past Master Chris Sneath was one of four judges representing WaterSafe and he reports that Drew is a worthy winner.
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Marcus Rink, Chief Inspector of Drinking Water and the Guest Lecurer at our Annual Lecture this year, in his latest Drinking Water Report comments on the importance of good plumbing (and by inference good plumbers). In the section on the failures of tests on tap water in consumers' properties he reports that while not all failures detected in tap samples are due to consumers’ plumbing, just over 24% of failures in 2016 were attributed to consumers’ domestic systems.
A charming letter has been received by the Master from H.R.H. The Duchess of Cornwall thanking our Company for our birthday gift of a lead planter. She has described it as “a perfect birthday present!”. The Duchess of Cornwall’s 70th birthday was on 17th July. As a fitting birthday gift from our Company, Liveryman Peter Cheesman made an elegant lead planter bearing our Coat of Arms. It measures 19in high by 13in
The Plumbers' Company Golfers have again had a successful season. Read the illustrated report from Liveryman Don Munro by clicking here.