What do we know about Robert Burgon, our Master for the next year? Well he is a Scotsman, married to a charming wife Sheila, is a church organist, enjoys jam and chutney making and is an expert at cryptic crosswords. Now you may well ask are these the attributes for the Master Plumber?
The real answer is in his biography written for the member’s section of this web site. Click here for details
The World Plumbing Council (WPC) is an international organization which aims to develop and promote the image and standards of the plumbing Industry worldwide. The WPC mission statement is: “To promote the role of plumbing in improving public health and safeguarding the environment, by uniting the World Plumbing Industry, for the benefit of all. The World Plumbing Council recognises that plumbing plays an important role in the health, safety and sustainability of our community.
Past Master Geoff Marsh MBE was the first Chair of the World Plumbing Council and a recipient of the Council's Distinguished Service Award. Our present Master, Robert Burgon, served as Chair of the WPC for the 2008 to 2011 period, following six years of service as a member of the Executive Board. Liveryman Andy Watts MBE, also a a recipient of the Council's Distinguished Service Award, has been the Council’s Secretary and Liveryman Kevin Wellman continues our Company involvement as a Council Director.
Some clever plumbing solves a water crisis in Ladakh, the northern most region of India, in the high Himalayas. Read all about it by clicking here.
Inter Livery Clay Shoot 2018 at The Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds, Duck Hill Lane, Northwood, HA6 2ST
A date for your diary for the above event, which is to take place on Wednesday the 16th May 2018.
Many companies’ have already intimated their intention to attend this popular event. If you would like to help form a Plumbers' team please let the Clerk know ASAP. To avoid disappointment early notification would be appreciated, as team places will fill fast; there is a ceiling on numbers attending.
Further details on the web site InterLivery Clay Shoot
Following an enjoyable visit to The Magic Circle in London last September, (click here for the report), there were several disappointed Liverymen and guests who were unable to attend due to a limitation on numbers. If there is sufficient demand, it is proposed to arrange a further visit early in the New Year.
If you are interested, please e-mail Sharon at the office with numbers by the end of November
CAROL SERVICE TUESDAY, 12TH DECEMBER
The Master and Mistress Plumber, Robert and Sheila, look forward to welcoming you to the glorious setting of our Company Church, St. Magnus the Martyr, Lower Thames Street, to celebrate the coming of Christmas.
Click here for details and booking.
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The Master and Mistress were joined by a congregation of over 90 at the Plumbers` Carol Service at St. Magnus the Martyr Church on 12th December. As ever the mulled wine flowed and the food was plentiful and a thoroughly enjoyable evening was had by one and all.
At the Service there were seven lessons read. The carols included those old favourites, "Hark! The herald angels sing", "O little town of Bethlehem", "While shepherds watched their flocks by night" and concluding with "O come all ye faithful".
The St. Magnus Singers enthralled us with their rendition of "The Shepherd`s Farewell" by Berlioz which they followed with "Infant holy, infant lowly".
However the tour de force was the Master playing a medley of carols on the Church Organ. Can he be persuaded to play for us again?.
Starting with the Royal Navy, buying Christmas Gifts in the Guildhall, visiting the home of Chelsea Pensioner Ray Pearson, finding out how as a Scotsman facing difficulties in London can get care and finally music and wine with the Mercers' Company. Read more about the Master's week by clicking here or get a composite of all the blogs by clicking here.